14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in Fort Worth, TX
Aircraft: BEECH 76, registration: N6018U
Injuries: 3 Serious.
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 either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On October 26, 2011, about 0902 central daylight time, a Beech 76, N6018U, impacted terrain while maneuvering in the vicinity of Hicks Airfield (T67) Fort Worth, Texas. The airplane was registered to Magnum Assets, Inc., and operated by Pro Aviation Flight Training under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a pilot training flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The certified flight instructor (CFI), the private pilot, and the passenger were seriously injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. The flight originated from T67 about 0850.
Witnesses reported the airplane was flying about 200 feet above ground level (agl) with the right propeller stationary when the airplane suddenly dropped nose first into the ground and there was an immediate postimpact fire. Several people assisted the three injured victims to move them further away from the burning airplane before emergency first responders arrived.
Several of the victims told the first responders that the airplane’s right engine was shut down and they were unable to restart the engine.
Two people have been airlifted from a crash site in far North Fort Worth after a small, twin-engine plane went down near Hicks Airfield Wednesday morning.
The plane came down in a field near the 3200-block of Peden Road, just west of the airfield, and sparked a small fire.
The two people airlifted by CareFlite suffered life-threatening injuries. Their conditions are not known. A third person was also injured, but those injuries were not life-threatening.
The airport's manager, Don Browning, told NBC 5 that the plane is a Beechcraft Duchess twin-engine aircraft that was used as a trainer by Pro Aircraft flight school. The flight school is based at Hicks Airfield.
Browning said he wasn't sure if they were instructing at the time of the crash, but that he assumes they were. He also said the school's chief instructor was onboard the aircraft.
According to their web site, Pro Aircraft has been training pilots for more than 15 years on small single and twin-engine aircraft.
What caused the plane to come down is under investigation.
FORT WORTH - Ambulances have been dispatched to an aircraft crash this morning near Hicks Field in northwest Tarrant County.
Two units were on the scene in the 3200 block of Peden Road.
At least three people are reported injured, officials said.
The crash involved a twin-engine plane, but no other information was available on the condition of the plane or its landing.
A helicopter ambulance has been requested for two patients, an official said. No information was released on the third patient.
MedStar is assisting Eagle Mountain/Tarrant County fire units on the call as this incident has occurred in an unincorporated part of Tarrant County.
No other details were available.
Two people have been airlifted from a crash site in North Fort Worth after a small, twin-engine plane went down near Hicks Airfield Wednesday morning.
Details are still sketchy, but from what we have learned so far a third person may have also been injured in the crash.
The plane came down near the 3200-block of Peden Road, just west of the airfield.
The type of plane and what caused it to crash are not yet known.
NBC 5 has crews on the way and we will update this story with more information as soon as possible.