Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cessna 182P Skylane, Skypartners LLC, N7392Q: Accident occurred November 23, 2016 near Bridgeport Municipal Airport (KXBP), Wise County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report  -   National Transportation Safety Board:  http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

SKYPARTNERS LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N7392Q

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fort Worth AFW FSDO-19


NTSB Identification: CEN17LA044
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Bridgeport, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N7392Q
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor.

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 may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On November 23, 2016, about 1115 central standard time, a Cessna 182P airplane, N7392Q, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power on initial climb after takeoff from runway 36 (4,004 feet by 60 feet, asphalt) at the Bridgeport Municipal Airport (XBP), Bridgeport, Texas. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Skypartners LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight had originated shortly before the accident.

A witness initially observed the airplane on approach to runway 36. The engine was "coughing and sputtering." The airplane crossed the runway threshold about 500 feet above ground level (agl) and subsequently overshot the runway. It first touched down about 1,000 feet beyond the departure end of the runway in the middle of a field. After touching down, the airplane bounced about 25 feet into the air before touching down again and impacting a tree. The propeller separated after the airplane contacted the tree.

The accident site was located about 1,500 feet north of the runway 36 departure threshold.



A Buhler dentist and his wife are still recovering from injuries sustained in a plane crash in Texas on Wednesday morning.

Sara Hunt, 63, a pilot, was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with serious injuries. The hospital’s house supervisor said she was in stable condition.

Dr. Dalton “Dal” Hunt, 66, was transported to Wise Regional Hospital with serious injuries. A hospital spokeswoman said his condition wasn’t available.

The crash happened about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday shortly after their Cessna 182 aircraft took off from Bridgeport Municipal Airport, near Fort Worth.

The plane lost power, then crashed into a field and hit some trees. Sara Hunt was piloting the plane.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said Sara Hunt had reported engine trouble.

“Preliminary information indicates that the pilot was attempting to return to the airport with engine trouble when the aircraft crashed short of the runway,” Lunsford told the Fort Worth Star-Tribune. According to a family friend, the couple left Hutchinson on Wednesday morning and stopped in Bridgeport. They were en route to visit family in Texas. He said Sara Hunt is a veteran pilot.


The plane is registered to a corporation, Sky Partners LLC, in Buhler, according to the FAA website, and was manufactured in 1972.



BRIDGEPORT - A Buhler dentist and his pilot wife were injured when their small plane crashed on take-off from an airport in Texas while the couple was in route to visit family.

Sara Hunt, 63, and Dalton “Dal” Hunt, 66, were both injured in the 11 a.m. crash at Bridgeport Municipal Airport, near Fort Worth. 

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel told the Fort Worth Star-Tribune that one male passenger was transported to Wise Regional Hospital with serious injuries and one female was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital Fort Worth. Her condition was unknown.

“Sara was taking the plane to San Antonio, where they have family,” said Radley Brooks, who is also part owner of the Cessna 182. “They left Hutch this morning, and stopped partway to refuel.”

Brooks said he was making calls to reach Hunt family members, but he was unaware of the reason for the crash or the couple’s conditions.

“Sara’s been a pilot for a long time,” Brooks said. “It was just a personal plane.”

The plane is registered to a corporation, Sky Partners LLC, in Buhler, Kan., according to the FAA website, and was manufactured in 1972. 

"Preliminary information indicates that the pilot was attempting to return to the airport with engine trouble when the aircraft crashed short of the runway," FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.

Source:   http://www.hutchnews.com




BRIDGEPORT, TX (CBSDFW.COM) — The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that an airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Bridgeport Municipal Airport on Friday morning.

Public Affairs Manager Lynn Lunsford told CBSDFW in an email, “Preliminary information indicates that the pilot was attempting to return to the airport with engine trouble when the aircraft crashed short of the runway.”

Lunsford said the accident occurred at about 11:15 am and that two people who were on board were taken to the hospital.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety one male passenger was transported to Wise Regional Hospital with serious injuries. One female passenger was also transported by air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. There was no word on the nature of the female victims’s injuries.

DPS says the airplane was a Cessna 182P Skylane.

Source:  http://dfw.cbslocal.com

A single-engine Cessna 182P Skylane with two people on board crashed shortly after takeoff from Bridgeport Municipal Airport Wednesday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration confirms.


Lynn Lunsford, with the FAA, told NBC 5 that preliminary reports are that the pilot had engine trouble.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Lonny Haschel said the plane lost power shortly after takeoff and crashed into a line of trees at about 11:15 a.m.

The treeline runs parallel to U.S. Highway 380/Texas 114 north of the airport.

Both occupants were seriously injured and were hospitalized; one occupant, a man, was taken by ground to Wise Regional Hospital, while a second occupant, a female, was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Source:  http://www.nbcdfw.com

BRIDGEPORT, Texas - Two people were hurt when a small plane crashed in Wise County Wednesday morning.

It happened around 11:15 a.m. shortly after a Cessna 182 took off from the Bridgeport Municipal Airport. DPS Sgt. Lonny Hashel said the plane lost power, crashed into a field and hit some trees.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the pilot had reported engine trouble and was trying to return to the airport. The crash happened just short of the runway.

Both the male and female on board suffered serious injuries. The female was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and the male was taken to Wise Regional Hospital in Decatur.

It's not yet clear which of the victims was piloting the plane.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

Source:   http://www.fox4news.com

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