Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cessna 162 Skycatcher, N5217S, Eagle Flyers I LLC: Accident occurred April 21, 2016 near Indianapolis Executive Airport, Indiana (KTYQ), Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana

EAGLE FLYERS I LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N5217S

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Indianapolis FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA163
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Zionsville, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA Aircraft 162, registration: N5217S
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 April 21, 2016, about 1645 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 162, N5217S, sustained substantial damage when it impacted a field about 1/4 mile east of the Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ), Zionsville, Indiana. The flight instructor and student pilot received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Eagle Flyers I LLC and operated by Montgomery Aviation, Inc., under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed when the airplane departed TYQ on a local flight about 1640. No flight plan was filed.

The flight instructor reported that he checked the weather during the flight briefing and the cloud ceilings were about 3,000 ft above ground level (agl) with a southerly wind at 10 kts and rain showers in the area. After the preflight and engine run-up, the pilot checked the weather radar and it indicated a green radar return 3-5 miles to the west with some yellow radar returns about 5 miles west. A small area of red returns was noted further out to the northwest. The radar indicated that the movement of the storm was to the northeast. The Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) broadcast obtained immediately before departure indicated that lightning was in the airport vicinity. 

The flight instructor reported he planned to stay in the traffic pattern due to the observed weather to the northwest. The student pilot was flying when they departed on the first takeoff. The flight instructor reported as they were flying on the downwind, the weather, including heavy rain, had moved in much quicker than expected. About midfield on the downwind leg, he noted that the airplane's altitude was 300 ft above the pattern altitude and he told the student pilot to reduce power to descend. The student pilot told him that the throttle was already at idle power, yet the airplane was not descending. The flight instructor stated that he realized that they might be encountering a wind shear situation. As they turned onto the base leg, a Global Express Jet was executing a go-around before reaching the end of runway 18. The flight instructor noted that the primary flight display (PFD) in the Cessna 162 was indicating the airplane was in a 1,500 fpm rate of descent. He took control of the airplane and added full power and set a climb attitude. Realizing that they would not be able to land on runway 18 before the heavy rain and possible wind shear conditions arrived, he elected to turn away from the storm and fly to the southeast at full power with carburetor heat on. He estimated that their altitude was 200 ft agl when they encountered heavy rain which reduced the visibility to "virtually 0." His priority was to keep the wings level with a slight nose high attitude to gain altitude. He heard the student pilot say "Pull up" about the time that the airplane impacted the plowed field. The flight instructor reported that there was heavy rain and hail at the time of the accident. 

The examination of the wreckage indicated that the airplane impacted the field on an east heading. The nose gear and propeller separated from the airplane at the initial point of impact. The airplane traveled about 310 ft before coming to rest with the nose of the airplane facing west. The forward fuselage and engine compartment were substantially damaged, and both wings received substantial damage outboard of the struts. The empennage sustained minor damage. The flight instructor reported that there was no mechanical malfunction or failure of the airplane during the accident flight. 

At 1635, the surface weather observation at TYQ was: wind 150 degrees at 10 kts; visibility 10 miles; thunderstorms in the vicinity; clouds scattered at 3,000 ft, broken at 3,700 ft, broken at 6,500 ft; temperature 20 degrees C; dew point 14 degrees C; altimeter 29.83 inches of mercury. Lightning in the distance, west and north. 

At 1655, the surface weather observation at TYQ was: wind 260 degrees at 18 kts gusting to 35 kts; visibility 3/4 mile; heavy thunderstorms and rain; clouds scattered at 500 ft, broken at 3,000 ft, overcast at 6,500 ft; temperature 16 degrees C; dew point 12 degrees C; altimeter 29.86 inches of mercury.

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA163
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Zionsville, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA Aircraft 162, registration: N5217S
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 April 21, 2016, about 1445 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 162, N5217S, sustained substantial damage during a go-around when it impacted a field about 1/4 mile east of the Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ), Zionsville, Indiana. The flight instructor and student pilot received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Eagle Flyers I LLC and operated by Montgomery Aviation, Inc., under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed TYQ on a local flight about 1440. 

 At 1435, the surface weather observation at TYQ was: wind 150 degrees at 10 kts; visibility 10 miles; thunderstorms in the vicinity; clouds scattered at 3,000 ft, broken at 3,700 ft, broken at 6,500 ft; temperature 20 degrees C; dew point 14 degrees C; altimeter 29.83 inches of mercury. Lightning in the distance west and north.

At 1455, the surface weather observation at TYQ was: wind 260 degrees at 18 kts gusting to 35 kts; visibility 3/4 mile; heavy thunderstorms and rain; clouds scattered at 500 ft, broken at 3,000 ft, overcast at 6,500 ft; temperature 16 degrees C; dew point 12 degrees C; altimeter 29.86 inches of mercury.



A flight instructor and his teenage student are recovering from non-life threatening injuries after being involved in a plane crash in Boone County.

Ronald W. McCormick, 70, and a 17-year-old male flagged down help from a passerby in the 600 block of S County Road 1200 E in Zionsville shortly before 5 p.m. April 21. They were transported to St. Vincent Hospital and are both expected to make a full recovery.

Authorities said the aircraft was based out of Indianapolis Executive Airport, which is about a mile from the crash site.

Responding agencies include the Zionsville Police Dept., Zionsville Fire Dept. and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Boone Co. Sheriff Mike Nielsen interviewed McCormack as part of the investigation, which also included notifying the FAA and NTSB.

Original article can be found here: http://www.currentzionsville.com




A single-engine aircraft crashed into a field about a half-mile east of Indianapolis Executive Airport in far eastern Boone County about 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

Both the pilot and a passenger were taken to St. Vincent Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The plane crashed across County Road 1200 East near the Palomino Ballroom, about sixth-tenths of a mile south of state Route 32. Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen said the crash was called in by a passerby who said they were stopped by someone saying they had just been in a plane crash.

Nielsen said the passengers were identified the flight instructor as Ronald W. McCormick, 70, and student pilot was a 17 year old juvenile male, both were transported to St. Vincent Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The plane, a 2011 single engine Cessna, was based at the airport and registered to Eagle Flyers, an aircraft rental service.

Nielsen said the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will complete the investigation and determine the cause. But based on an initial interview with the pilot and witnesses driving by at the time of the wreck, the cause appears to be weather related as a storm was passing through the area at the time.

"These are two very lucky people," Nielsen said.

A fuel leak from the plane was contained by booms placed by Zionsville Fire Department firefighters.

The airport is owned by the Hamilton County Airport Authority. Its main runway is 5,500 feet long and runs north-south. About 95 aircraft use the airport each day, according to information from the Federal Aviation Administration. About 65 aircraft, including seven multi-engine and 12 jet craft, are based at the airport.

Zionsville Fire Department, Boone County Sheriff's Department, Zionsville Police Department responded to the scene.


Original article can be found here:   http://www.reporter.net


A small plane carrying two passengers crashed Thursday near the Indianapolis Executive Airport, police said.

Boone County Sheriff's Office deputies and emergency medical crews were sent shortly before 5 p.m. to the 600 block of South County Road 1200 East, near the airport and 3½ miles northeast of Zionsville. A woman had called 911 and said she'd just been stopped by a person who said they were involved in a plane crash.

The aircraft, police said, was based out of the airport and was carrying a 70-year-old flight instructor and his teenage student pilot. Both passengers were taken to a St. Vincent hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said representatives with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are responding to the scene to handle the investigation.

County Road 1200 East will remain closed from Ind. 32 to 166th Street, police said.

Original article can be found here: http://www.theindychannel.com




A small plane crash has been reported in Zionsville, near the Indianapolis Executive Airport, according to the Town of Zionsville's official Twitter account.

The crash apparently happened shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, near State Road 32 and County Road 1200 E., a post from the account said.

Police and fire crews are currently on the scene and with the passengers of the plane. It's unclear if anyone suffered injuries.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.indystar.com

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A plane has crashed near Indianapolis Executive Airport, according to the Town of Zionsville’s Twitter page.

The town said that the Zionsville Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are en route to the location near 1200 East and 100 South.

Dispatchers said two people were injured and taken to St. Vincent Indianapolis Health.


Original article can be found here:   http://wishtv.com 


 ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (April 21, 2016) – Police say a small plane has crashed one mile east of the Indianapolis Executive Airport.

Police say two people were in the plane. Both were able to get out of the plane and were taken to the hospital. Both were awake and conscious.

It happened at 606 South 1200 East, near the Palomino Ballroom, around 5 p.m.

Original article can be found here: http://fox59.com

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