CHI99LA294
CHI99LA294

On July 15, 1999, at 1645 central daylight time, a Stinson 108-3, N4072C, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage during an on-ground collision with terrain while landing at a private airstrip (1,900 feet by 45 feet, dry/grass) near Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 and was not on a flight plan. The pilot, the sole occupant, reported no injuries. The flight departed the Palmyra Municipal Airport, Palmyra, Wisconsin, at 1625.

According to the pilot's written statement, he made a three-point landing between, "...rows of tall corn - approximately 10' high." The pilot reported that during the landing rollout he noticed the left wing contacting the corn. The pilot stated that he applied right rudder, but the airplane continued to track within the rows of corn. The pilot reported that the airplane subsequently veered into the cornfield, nosed over, coming to rest in an inverted position.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) examination of the wreckage did not reveal any pre-accident anomalies with the airplane and its control systems.

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