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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240811
Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Date:01-SEP-2020
Time:12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250 Comanche
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5939P
C/n / msn: 24-1029
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:North of Jack Barstow Airport (IKW/KIKW), Midland, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Midland, MI (IKW)
Destination airport:Lake City, MI (Y91)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On September 1, 2020, at 1245 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-24-250 airplane, N5939P, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Midland, Michigan. The pilot was seriously injured, and the pilot-rated passenger was fatally injured.. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (FAR) Part 91 personal flight.
According to preliminary radar data, the airplane departed Home Acres Sky Ranch Airport (Y91), Lake City, Michigan, at 1125, and arrived at Jack Barstow Airport (IKW), Midland, Michigan, at 1205. The airplane was seen to make two touch-and-go landings, then it made a full stop landing and taxied to the self-serve fuel pump. Records showed the pilot refueled the airplane with 18 gallons of 100-LL aviation-grade gasoline. A witness inside the airport office said she observed the pilot fueling the left fuel tank. She did not see him refuel the right fuel tank.
Preliminary radar data indicated the airplane took off at 1237 and climbed to an altitude of 2,550 ft. It then began a right turn back towards IKW. According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the pilot reported he was returning to the airport due to an engine failure. Shortly thereafter, he reported he wasn't going to make it to the airport, and was making a forced landing in as field. The last radar contact with the airplane was at 12644:34 at an indicated altitude of 675 ft. According to the Midland County Sheriff's Office, the airplane struck a large grass-covered mound of dirt before coming to a rest.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200901X34442&key=1
NTSB
FAA


https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N5939P/history/20200901/1638Z/KIKW/L%2043.76022%20-84.25147
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N5939P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uSguxO4A1g


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Sep-2020 01:48 Captain Adam Added
02-Sep-2020 02:42 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
02-Sep-2020 14:13 Captain Adam Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2020 15:46 Cyberostrich Updated [Narrative, Photo]
23-Sep-2020 12:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report]

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