Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Cessna 150F, N8879S: Accident occurred August 01, 2017 in Bullard, Cherokee County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

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

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA298
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 01, 2017 in Bullard, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8879S
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 August 1, 2017, about 1515 central daylight time,, a Cessna 150F, N8879S, collided with terrain following a loss of control during initial climb after takeoff from runway 12 at the Tarrant Field Airport (6X0), near Mount Selman, Texas. The flight instructor received minor injuries and the student pilot received serious injuries. The airplane impacted nose down and received damage to the forward fuselage and wings. The aircraft was registered to and operated by an individual provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight originated from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) about 1445.

Two men were seriously injured last week when their single-engine plane crashed along the side of Highway 69 in Cherokee County, about three miles south of Bullard during the afternoon hours of Tuesday, Aug. 1.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane departed Tyler Pounds Regional Airport before crashing on Highway 69, near mile 352.

According to the dash cam video of an Angelina County constable who was driving south on Highway 69 at the time of the crash, the low-flying plane attempted to make a left turn to avoid trees. When it did, the plane began to descend and crash nose-first along the ditch on the north side of the roadway.

The plane, identified as a Cessna 150F, a single-engine plane with tail number N8879S, registered to Michael P. Daniel of Eunice, NM.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials identified Joshua Daniel, 36, of Bullard, and Jamie Jackson, 33, of Tomball, as the occupants of the plane, confirming that Daniel is a flight student and Jackson is a pilot instructor. It is still unknown as to who was piloting the aircraft at the time of the wreck.

The FAA said the plane originated from the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport after making a stop to take on more fuel. The two inside the plane were reportedly practicing grass landings and field runs at a landing strip located near the crash site.

As a result of the wreck, Daniel was taken via helicopter to a hospital in Tyler and taken to the Intensive Care Unit with injuries to his head and left arm. Jackson was taken by ambulance to a Tyler hospital. Both men have since been released.

According to the FAA, the pilot of the aircraft did not submit a flight plane, as the plane was observing the visual flight rules, a set of regulations under which a pilot operates an aircraft in weather conditions generally clear enough to allow the pilot to see where the aircraft is going.

The wreck caused traffic backups and the closure of Highway 69 in both directions.

DPS troopers remained with the plane along the side of the highway until FFA and National Transportation Safety Board representatives arrived on the scene from Dallas.

Assisting DPS at the wreck scene were firefighters from Bullard Fire Department and Flint-Gresham Fire Department.

The Federal Aviation Administration report on the crash states that the damage to the plane was “substantial.” The cause of the crash is unknown at present time, but remains under investigation.


CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Texas Department of Public Safety Officials confirmed the identities of those involved in a plane crash Tuesday on U.S. Highway 69 in Cherokee County.

The occupants have been identified as Joshua Daniel, 36 of Bullard and Jamie Jackson, 33 of Tomball. On Tuesday night Daniel was still listed in serious condition at ETMC Tyler, and his family said he has injuries to his head and left arm. Jackson has been treated and released from ETMC Tyler.

36-year-old Joshua Daniel, the flight student piloting the aircraft had to be intubated after suffering head and a left arm injury in the crash, according to family members.

Troopers secured the scene and were awaiting the arrival of the Federal Aviation Administration to continue the investigation.  

The Cessna 150, a single-engine plane, went down near the city of Bullard, north of Mount Selman. Jackson was taken by ambulance to ETMC in Tyler, while Daniel was flown to ETMC Tyler by helicopter. 

Family members say they believe the two were practicing field runs and doing grass landings at a nearby landing strip just a few hundred yards away from the crash site.

The FAA confirms the plane departed Tyler Pounds Regional Airport before crashing on Highway 69, near mile 352. The FAA says there is substantial damage to the plane.

Brian Barnett, a pilot stationed at Tyler Pounds, said that he knows the two men who were in the crash. Barnett says that one of the men was a student pilot and the other was his instructor. 

Highway 69 has now reopened going both directions and the plane has been removed from the location.

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One of the two passengers injured in a plane crash north of Mt. Selman Tuesday has been released from the hospital.

Jamie Jackson, 33, was treated and released from East Texas Medical Center, and 36-year-old Joshua Daniel remained hospitalized Wednesday and listed in serious condition with head and arm injuries. 

The two were in the single engine aircraft that crashed on U.S. Highway 69 on Tuesday. 

The Cessna C150 landed in the ditch about 3 p.m. south of Bullard, nearly missing the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 69. DPS stopped traffic in both directions for less than an hour while first responders evaluated the scene.

Damage to the plane is listed as substantial, according to the FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing webpage. 

Daniel's family arrived to collect his personal belongings and told CBS19 he was training for his pilot's license.

Family members said he was practicing "grass landings" when the accident happened and that he had been in training for about six months.

The family said the the plane was traveling southbound out of Cherokee County when the crash occurred. 

The FAA has not released the cause of the crash.  


A small plane crashed on highway 69 between Bullard and Mt. Selman. Two people were in the plane, and both sustained head injuries. One was removed from the scene via ambulance while the other was removed with an airlift. The plane was reported to have taken off from Tyler, and was southbound in the direction of Jacksonville.

According to Sgt. Patrick Dark of DPS, the plane was flying low over the highway, when it suddenly turned around and took a nosedive. One of the people in the plane was a 36-year-old studying for a pilot's license. The other was their 33-year-old flight instructor. As of yet, nobody is sure who was flying the plane at the time of the crash.

The FAA has been notified of the accident, and is sending a team down from Dallas to help investigate. DPS will remain with the wreck until they arrive.

BULLARD, Texas (KETK) - Two people were seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a Cherokee County plane crash.

Smith County officials confirm a plane crashed near the Smith County-Cherokee County line.

DPS is on scene of the accident. According to DPS, the accident is north of Mount Selman off Highway 69 at mile marker 352. 

Two people were aboard the plane when it went down, according to DPS. The Federal Aviation Administration also confirms two people were on board the single-engine aircraft.

The FAA does not know what caused the plane crash at this time. The FAA has identified the plane as a Cessna 150F with tail number N8879S, according to the FAA. The plane is registered to Michael P. Daniel of Eunice, New Mexico.

The FAA spokesman also says the plane had departed from Tyler Pound Regional Airport.

A witness tells KETK they saw a man lying on the ground unconscious following the crash and a second man was walking around. 

One patient is being taken by air to ETMC-Tyler. The second patient will be transported by ground to ETMC-Tyler. KETK has learned the two involved were a flight instructor and student pilot. The passenger is in fair condition and the pilot had to be intubated at the scene.

The victims names have not been released.

Highway 69 was temporarily closed for the helicopter to transport a patient. Bullard Fire and Flint-Gresham Fire Department are also assisting at the scene. 

 The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the accident.

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