Monday, March 14, 2016

Quad City CHALLENGER II, N710WB: Accident occurred March 12, 2016 in Wautoma, Waushara County, Wisconsin 
NTSB Identification: CEN16LA123 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Wautoma, WI
Aircraft: BROCKMAN WILLIAM A CHALLENGER II, registration: N710WB
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 12, 2016, about 1330 central standard time, an experimental amateur-built Brockman Challenger II, sustained substantial damage when it impacted a swamp after a reported loss of engine power near Wautoma, Wisconsin. The pilot, the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The airplane departed from a private grass airstrip located about 6.5 miles southeast of Wautoma, Wisconsin, at an unknown time. 

At 1256, the surface weather observation at the Wautoma Municipal Airport (Y50), located about 6 miles to the northwest of the accident site, was: wind calm; 10 miles visibility; sky clear; temperature 19 degrees C; dew point 3 degrees C; altimeter 30.05 inches of mercury.

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13

On Saturday, March 12, at about 1:37 p.m. the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch Center received a call of an airplane crash. The location was described as a marsh area by N1036 21st Court in the town of Marion.

First responders had a hard time getting to the location as it was about 350- 400 yards deep in swampy area. The first responders located the crash site and found the pilot was injured. He suffered non-life threating injuries. He was removed from the site and flown by Thedstar to Theda Clark hospital.

The FAA has been notified and they will continue the investigation. The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office responded along with the Neshkoro Fire Department and the Waushara County Emergency Medical Services. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also responded with heavy equipment used for fighting natural wildland fires in the marsh areas. This heavy equipment helped get first responders to the scene.

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WAUSHARA COUNTY, Wis. --- A pilot is expected to recover after his plane crashed near Waushara County.

The plane crashed just before 2 p.m. Saturday in a marsh near the town of Marion. 

The Waushara County Sheriff's Office said it happened 400 yards deep into a swampy area and was difficult to access.

First responders had to use heavy equipment used for fighting natural wildfires from the Department of Natural Resources to get to the crash site.

The pilot had minor injuries and was flown to a nearby hospital.

Sheriff Jeffery Nett said the plane lost power before crashing. 

The FAA is investigating the crash.

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