Thursday, April 12, 2018

Piper PA-24 Comanche, N7386P: Accident occurred April 12, 2018 at New Braunfels Regional Airport (KBAZ), Guadalupe 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; San Antonio, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Anderson Aviation:

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: New Braunfels, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA138
Date & Time: 04/12/2018, 1500 CDT
Registration: N7386P
Aircraft: PIPER PA 24
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On April 12, 2018, about 1500 central daylight time, a Piper PA-24 airplane, N7386P conducted a forced landing near New Braunfels, Texas. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged during the landing. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 training flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

The pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, that they had been airborne about-an-hour and half and were conducting touch-go landings. On the last approach to the runway, as the pilot reduced engine rpm, the engine lost power. They selected a field for the forced landing. The landing gear collapsed during the landing, resulting in substantial damage to the airplane.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N7386P
Model/Series: PA 24 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBAZ
Observation Time: 1451 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots, 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.83 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: New Braunfels, TX (KBAZ) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Two people were not injured after a small airplane made an emergency crash landing Thursday afternoon in a field near the New Braunfels Regional Airport.

Authorities were called to the regional airport on FM 758 at about 3 p.m. Thursday for reports of a small airplane making a forced landing in a field nearby. Emergency crews found a man and woman inside the plane that crashed at the 3000 block of Westmeyer Road in Guadalupe County.

The occupants told authorities the plane had mechanical problems during the flight. Neither person was injured in the crash, officials said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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