Saturday, April 8, 2017

North American T-6G Texan, SEJ Warbirds LLC, N3167G: Accident occurred April 08, 2017 at Culpeper Regional Airport (KCJR), Virginia

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA149
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 08, 2017 in Culpepper, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/2017
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T 6G, registration: N3167G
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot stated that, after a thorough preflight inspection and passenger briefing, he started the engine and noted that there was an 80° left crosswind at 5 knots, gusting to 15 knots. He performed an engine run-up, checked the flight controls, and then departed to fly around the local area for about 20 minutes. He then returned to the departure airport, and because the airplane was only equipped with a single radio and there was traffic congestion, he did not monitor the weather or ask for a wind check. He performed a "high break" at traffic pattern altitude, and while on final approach with the flaps fully extended, he maintained a left-wing-low attitude to correct for the left crosswind. He performed a wheel landing, but as the tailwheel was lowering, the left wing raised "dramatically," and the right wingtip contacted the runway. He added power to abort the landing, but because the right wing was contacting the runway, the airplane pivoted to the right. The airplane went off the right side of the runway and nosed over. 

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions of the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. The reported wind conditions about 5 minutes before the accident included a variable crosswind between 80° and 170° left of the selected runway heading at 8 knots, gusting to 16 knots.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain airplane and directional control during the landing roll and subsequent go-around in gusting wind conditions.

Additional Participating Entity: Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Herndon, Virginia

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

SEJ Warbirds LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N3167G

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA149
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 08, 2017 in Culpepper, VA
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T 6G, registration: N3167G
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot stated that after a thorough preflight inspection and passenger briefing, he started the engine and noted that there was an 80° left crosswind at 5 kts, with gusts to 15 kts. He performed an engine run-up and checked the flight controls, then departed to fly around the local area for about 20 minutes. He then returned to the departure airport, and because the airplane was only equipped with a single radio and traffic congestion, he did not monitor the weather or ask for a wind check. He performed a "high break" at traffic pattern altitude and while on final approach with the flaps fully extended, he maintained a left wing low attitude to correct for the left crosswind. He performed a wheel landing, but as the tailwheel was lowering, the left wing raised "dramatically" and the right wingtip contacted the runway. He added power to abort the landing, but because the right wing was contacting the runway, the airplane pivoted to the right. The airplane went off the right side of the runway and nosed over. The pilot indicated there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions of the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. The reported wind conditions about 5 minutes before the accident included a crosswind that was variable between 80° and 170° left of the selected runway heading, at a velocity of 8 kts, with gusts to 16kts.










Two men have been hospitalized after a small plane crashed Saturday afternoon at an airport in Culpeper County, Virginia, state police say.

About 1:40 p.m., the plane crashed at the Culpeper Regional Airport in Brandy Station, according to a spokesperson for Virginia State Police.

The single-engine 1949 North American T6G plane was attempting to land at the airport when it ran off the side of the runway and overturned, state police said.

Fifty-six-year-old Daniel Haug, of Culpeper, was flying the plane and 74-year-old John Reavis Jr. was riding as a passenger. Haug was taken to Culpeper Hospital and Reavis Jr. was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital, state police said. Their conditions are not known at this time.

Witnesses told News4 the crash happened during an event held by the Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, a group that hosts airshows throughout the region.

Photos show a small yellow plane upside down on a grassy area. Video from the witness showed a medevac helicopter at the scene.

State police and the FAA are investigating.

Original article can be found here: http://www.nbcwashington.com



At 1:40 p.m. Saturday (April 8, 2017), Virginia State Police were notified of a plane crash that occurred at the Culpeper Regional Airport in Culpeper County.  The plane was a 1949 North American T6G, fixed-wing, single-engine, two seater aircraft.  

The aircraft was attempting to land at the airport when it ran off the side of the runway and overturned.  There were two occupants in the aircraft at the time of the crash, the pilot is identified as Daniel Allen Haug, age 56 of Culpeper, Virginia and passenger as John Reed Reavis Jr., age 74 of Bristow, Virginia.  The pilot was transported to Culpeper Hospital and the passenger was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

The Virginia State Police along with and FAA are investigating the incident to determine the causative factors that lead to the crash.

Original article can be found here: http://www.nbc29.com

The 74-year-old male passenger inside the plane that crashed at Culpeper Regional Airport Saturday afternoon was listed in serious condition at INOVA Fairfax Hospital on Monday, according to a hospital spokesman.

John Reed Reavis Jr., of Bristow, who was airlifted to the hospital, was seated in the rear of the North American T-6G Texan, a  plane often used to train Air Force pilots and in combat during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

The pilot Daniel Allen Haug, 56, of Culpeper was transported to Culpeper Medical Center, but was not listed as a patient Monday.

According to the Virginia State Police, Haug was attempting to land at the airport at about 1:40 p.m. when the plane ran off the side of the runway and overturned.

Haug served as chairman of the Culpeper AirFest committee last year and is a member of the Commemorative Air Force’s National Capital Squadron. His North American T-6G Texan has been a part of many ceremonial flyovers and historical displays.

In early October, Haug, along with three other pilots, flew over a charity golf fundraiser in a missing man formation to honor the late J.J. Quinn, a Culpeper pilot who donated many hours to the Angel Flight organization.

The state police and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

Virginia State Police say a plane with two occupants crashed at Culpeper Regional Airport on Saturday afternoon.

The plane was a 1949 North American TG6, fixed-wing, single-engine, two-seater aircraft.

Officials say the plane was trying to land when it ran off the runway and overturned.

The pilot was identified as Daniel Haug, 56, of Culpeper and the passenger was identified as John Reavis Jr., 74 of Bristow.

Both were taken to the hospital.

Virginia State Police and the FAA are investigating to determine the cause of the crash. 

CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. — State Police are investigating a small plane crash that left a pilot and his passenger injured Saturday afternoon.

Troopers were notified of the crash involving a 1949 North American T6G fixed-wing, single-engine, two seater aircraft around 1:45 p.m. The aircraft was attempting to land at the Culpeper Regional Airport when it ran off the side of the runway and overturned.

There were two occupants in the aircraft at the time of the crash. The pilot, 56-year-old Daniel Allen Haug of Culpeper County, was transported to Culpeper Hospital while his passenger, 74-year-old John Reed Reavis Jr. of Bristow, was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

The extent of their injuries is unknown.

The Virginia State Police are continuing to investigate the incident along with the FAA to determine the factors that lead to the crash.


Original article can be found here:   http://wtvr.com

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