Accident Piper PA-18A-150 Super Cub N2774P,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 349463
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Date:Friday 29 December 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-18A-150 Super Cub
Owner/operator:River Solutions LLC
Registration: N2774P
MSN: 18-4403
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Harold Davidson Field Airport (VMR/KVMR), Vermillion, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Vermillion-Harold Davidson Field, SD (KVMR)
Destination airport:Vermillion-Harold Davidson Field, SD (KVMR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On December 29, 2023, about 1200 central standard time, a Piper PA-18A 150, N2774P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Vermillion, South Dakota. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, the airplane was on final for runway 30 at the Harold Davidson Field Airport (VMR), when the engine lost power. The pilot attempted to restart the engine but was not successful and performed a forced landing to a flat snow-covered field short of the approach end of runway 30. During the forced landing, the airplane nosed over, and sustained substantial damage to the left forward lift strut. During the recovery of the airplane, 100LL Avgas was present in the wing fuel lines with snow discoloration around the area of the fuel caps.

The airplane was equipped with a Lycoming O-320 reciprocating engine. The airplane was retained for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report




Revision history:

30-Dec-2023 03:05 Geno Added
30-Dec-2023 03:07 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
30-Dec-2023 07:49 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]
30-Dec-2023 08:57 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Jan-2024 06:30 RobertMB Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Jan-2024 07:07 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Jan-2024 12:02 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Departure airport, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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