Monday, May 14, 2018

Van's RV-6, N833DW: Accident occurred May 11, 2018 at Hutchinson County Airport (KBGD), Borger, 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; Lubbock, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Borger, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA172
Date & Time: 05/11/2018, 0827 CDT
Registration: N833DW
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 11, 2018, at 0827 central daylight time, a Wittman RV6, N833DW, impacted terrain during an aborted landing on runway 21 at Hutchinson County Airport (BGD), Borger, Texas. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight that was not on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from an unknown location.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: WITTMAN D R/WITTMAN D M
Registration: N833DW
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BGD, 3055 ft msl
Observation Time: 0851 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots/ 23 knots, 220°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:
Destination: Borger, TX (BGD) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 35.700833, -101.393611 (est)

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