Friday, July 6, 2018

North American AT-6D (SNJ-5) Texan, N29963: Accident occurred July 05, 2018 at Smith Mountain Lake Airport (W91), Moneta, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington Dulles

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA414
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 05, 2018 in Moneta, VA
Aircraft: North American AT, registration: N29963

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

Aircraft lost control on landing and veered off right side of runway into the trees.

Date: 05-JUL-18
Time: 20:55:00Z
Regis#: N29963
Aircraft Model: AT6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

MONETA, Va. (WSET) -- The owner of the Smith Mountain Lake airport confirms a plane crashed at the airport shortly around 4:40 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

They said the plane went off the runway and hit the trees nearby.

There was no fire and thankfully, there were no injuries.

Right now, airport crews are working with authorities to clean up the damage.

Moe Bazazan, the airport's owner, said the plane dates back to World War II and the owner of the plane was the only one on board during the crash.

The owner, Daniel Haug from Culpeper, said he was in town for a veteran event this weekend.

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According to police, the North America T-6 in the 1000 block of Cutlass Road in Moneta around 4:40 p.m. The pilot, Daniel Haug, of Culpeper, was attempting to land the aircraft on the runway when he ran off the right side and struck some trees.

No injuries were reported.


No one was injured when a historic plane crashed near the Smith Mountain Lake airport Thursday afternoon.

911 dispatchers were contacted around 4:45 Thursday afternoon regarding a possible plane crash with smoke showing on Buccaneer Road near the end of the Smith Mountain Lake airport's runway.

Emergency crews on scene say a historic, World War II-era T-6 airplane ran off the runway. The plane was damaged. The only person inside was the plane's owner, who was not injured.

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