Accident Temco D-16A Twin Navion N131N,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 386441
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Date:Monday 8 April 2024
Type:Temco D-16A Twin Navion
Registration: N131N
Year of manufacture:1947
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Clarksville Municipal Airport (H35), Clarksville, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Clarksville Municipal Airport, AR (H35)
Destination airport:Springdale Municipal Airport, AR (SPZ/KASG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On April 8, 2024, at 1410 central daylight time, a Temco D-16A airplane, N131N, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Clarksville, Arkansas. The pilot and passengers were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he and the passengers departed Springdale Municipal Airport (ASG) in Springdale, Arkansas, and flew to Clarksville Municipal Airport (H35) in Clarksville, Arkansas. Both the pilot and passengers stated that the flight from ASG to H35 was uneventful. After spending a few hours at H35, the pilot and passengers departed H35 to return to ASG. The pilot and passengers reported that the takeoff seemed to be normal until they were about 100 ft above ground level. At that time, the airplane began to roll to the left. The pilot said that the left engine stopped and the airplane continued to roll left and impacted trees.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, empennage, and fuselage. The airplane was recovered from the accident site and was transported to a secure location for further examination.

The airplane was equipped with two Lycoming O-340 series engines.

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


NTSB (photo)


Revision history:

09-Apr-2024 05:22 aus Added
09-Apr-2024 05:23 ASN Updated [Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-Apr-2024 05:31 ASN Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Destination airport, Source]
09-Apr-2024 05:31 ASN Updated [Aircraft type]
10-Apr-2024 13:24 johnwg Updated [Time, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]
11-Apr-2024 02:50 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
20-Apr-2024 20:02 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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