NTSB Identification: CEN16LA121
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 04, 2016 in Normangee, TX
Aircraft: ARIOSTO JAMES J ARIOSTO MUSTANG II, registration: N12JA
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On March 4, 2016, at 1230 central standard time, an Ariosto Mustang II experimental airplane, N12JA, impacted terrain following a reported loss of engine power near Normangee, Texas. The private pilot sustained serious injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight departed at an unknown time.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, examination of the accident revealed the airplane impacted terrain in a left wing, nose low attitude. The airplane came to rest upright in a field that was surrounded by trees. The engine and firewall were separated from the fuselage. The left wing fuel tank was compromised and right wing fuel tank contained an unknown amount of fuel. One propeller blade remained attached to the hub and no damage was noted, and one propeller blade was separated near the hub.
The pilot sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the hospital from the accident site.
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Houston FSDO-09
ROBERTSON COUNTY - The Robertson County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that a single-engine plane has crashed in East Robertson County.
According to DPS, the pilot was life-flighted from the scene. The extent of those injuries have not been released.
The accident is near James Cemetary Road and FM 1940 in East Robertson County between Franklin and Normangee.
You are encouraged to avoid the area. EMS, fire department and law enforcement crews are all at the scene.
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