Monday, March 28, 2016

Cassutt, N78RM: Accident occurred March 27, 2016 in Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA133
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 27, 2016 in Louisville, NE
Aircraft: MATHIEU CASSUTT, registration: N78RM
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 27, 2016, about 1930 central daylight time, an amateur-built CASSUTT airplane, N78RM, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a field near Louisville, Nebraska. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight departed Millard Airport (KMLE), Omaha, Nebraska, about 1800.

A farmer in the area heard the engine running rough and "sputtering". The airplane was observed to circle around a field and the famer lost sight of the airplane after it descended below his field of view. Both wings and the fuselage were substantially damaged during the forced landing to a field.

LOUISVILLE, Neb. (Cass County Press Release) - A pilot is hospitalized in fair condition after his small plane crashed south of Louisville, Nebraska Sunday evening.

The Cass County Sheriff's Department says the pilot was experiencing engine trouble and went down in a field near 358th Street north of Church Road around 7:20 p.m.

The pilot, 44-year-old Eric Stadjuhar, flew out of Millard Airport in an experimental single passenger plane. He was trapped inside and had to be extricated before being taken to Nebraska Medicine by medical helicopter.

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LOUISVILLE, Neb. —A plane crashed Sunday night in a rural field in Louisville, KETV NewsWatch 7 has learned.

Cass County Sheriff William C. Brueggemann said authorities received a report of an airplane with engine trouble at 7:18 p.m.

The plane crashed shortly afterward in a field near 358th Street, north of Church Road.

Eric J. Stadjuhar, 44, was flying the single-passenger plane out of the Millard airport. He was trapped in the plane after it crashed and was taken by helicopter to University of Nebraska Medical Center.

His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, authorities said.

An investigation is underway.

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LOUISVILLE, Neb. —Cass County authorities say a man was injured Sunday night after a plane crash in Louisville.

The accident happened around 7:20 p.m. near 358th Street and Church Road.

Cass County dispatch says they received a call reporting "an airplane with engine trouble" that was "going down."

Eric Stadjuhar, 44, reportedly flew out of the Millard airport in "an experimental single passenger plane," a press release said, before crashing.

Stadjuhar was trapped inside and had to be extricated. He was taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center by life-flight.

Officials say his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. 

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