NTSB Identification: CEN14LA202
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Flushing, MI
Aircraft: NANCHANG CJ6 - A, registration: N594T
Injuries: 2 Fatal.
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On April 19, 2014, about 1410 eastern daylight time, a Nanchang CJ-6A single-engine airplane, N594T, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Flushing, Michigan. The two pilots were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to Haywards Aviation; Vassar, Michigan, and was being operated by a private individual. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time of the accident and a flight plan had not been filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.
A witness reported hearing the engine sputter and saw the propeller slow as the airplane began descending toward an open field with the landing gear extended. Another witness was watching the airplane flying at low altitude when it suddenly dropped and impacted terrain in a nose down attitude of about 45 degrees.
Evidence at the accident scene showed the airplane came to rest upright about 19 feet from the initial ground scar. There was no fuel spill and no postimpact fire. The engine was partially impact separated and displaced up and slightly left. The nose gear and the main landing gear collapsed aft.
At 1353, the closest official surface weather observation site at Bishop International Airport (FNT), Flint, Michigan, reported an east wind at 10 knots, visibility of 10 miles, and a clear sky with no clouds reported.
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