NTSB Releases Preliminary Findings In Iowa Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.23.15

Airborne 03.24.15

Airborne 03.25.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.23.15

Airborne 03.24.15

Airborne 03.25.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

Fri, Jul 17, 2009

NTSB Releases Preliminary Findings In Iowa Accident

Airplane Apparently Hit Power Lines Returning To The Airport

The NTSB preliminary report on a July accident in Latimer, Iowa indicates the pilot hit powerlines while following his wife, who was driving to the airport to pick him up after flying.

NTSB Identification: CEN09LA409
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 03, 2009 in Latimer, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8138B
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

On July 3, 2009, at 1329 central daylight time (cdt), a Cessna 172, N8138B, piloted by a private pilot was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain near Latimer, Iowa. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was conducted in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 without a flight plan. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The local flight had departed earlier from the Hampton Municipal Airport (KHPT), near Hampton, Iowa, at an unconfirmed time.

According to the pilot's wife, the pilot had provided airplane rides for some friends earlier in the day, departing from KHPT and flying over Iowa Falls and Sheffield, Iowa. Shortly before the accident, the airplane over flew their residence, as a signal to her that he was done flying and needed to be picked up at the airport. The pilot's wife proceeded to drive down County Highway 25 (190th Street) toward the airport. As she was driving, she observed the airplane in her rear-view mirror following her car at a low altitude before it suddenly descended nose first into the ground.

File Photo

The airplane's nose landing gear was found near a set of power lines that crossed over the roadway. The nose landing gear strut exhibited damage consistent with an impact with a power line. The main wreckage was located about 200 feet past the power lines along the direction of flight.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.27.15: Cockpit Changes Announced, Maine v UAVs, NBAA v Santa Monica

Also: AirVenture Update, Barnstorming Opines On Media Aero-Reporting, NTSB Update, ERAU Scholarships, Doolittle Raiders, Tecnam P2010 The loss of Germanwings Flight 9525 due to wha>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.29.15)

"Rover challenge puts students in the driver's seat of real-world engineering. Students perform research with computer-aided designs, select and fabricate components using mechanic>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.29.15): Comet

Comet A ball of rock and ice, often referred to as a “dirty snowball.” Typically a few kilometers in diameter, comets orbit the Sun in paths that either allow them to p>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.29.15)

Aero Linx: New Jersey Aviation Association NJAA was formed in 2000 to promote, protect and preserve the state's multi billion dollar general aviation industry. Its membership inclu>[...]

NASA Core Flight System Software Available To The Public

NASA Goddard Releases Open Source Application Suite The Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, announced the releas>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC