Sunday, September 9, 2018

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, registered to and operated by private individuals, N4078W: Accident occurred September 09, 2018 near Hereford Municipal Airport (KHRX), Deaf Smith 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; Lubbock, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Hereford, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA378
Date & Time: 09/09/2018, 1100 CDT
Registration: N4078W
Aircraft: Piper PA32
Injuries: 4 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 9, 2018, about 1100 central daylight time, a Piper PA-32-300 airplane, N4078W was destroyed during an in-flight collision with terrain after takeoff from runway 20 (6,100 ft by 100 ft, concrete) at the Hereford Municipal Airport (HRX), Hereford, Texas. The pilot and three passengers sustained serious injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N4078W
Model/Series: PA32 300
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: HRX, 3788 ft msl
Observation Time: 1055 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1900 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2700 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hereford, TX (HRX)
Destination: Hereford, TX (HRX)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  34.856389, -102.325833

Three people are still hospitalized after a light plane leaving a Texas Panhandle airport with four aboard crashed on September 9th.

A single-engine Piper PA-32-30 flown by 30-year-old Andrea Reinert of Canyon, Texas left Hereford Municipal Airport around 11:40 a.m. on Sept. 10, according to according to

The plane crashed soon after takeoff, landing hard enough that the plane broke into pieces.

There were three passengers on board: Heath Reinert, 31, and Keaton Buxton, 21, both from Canyon, and Jason Messer, 39, of Hereford.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley said the plane was taking off heading west and struggling. A witness told that the plane was flying in an odd, nose-up attitude.

Heath and Andrea Reinert were airlifted were airlifted to Amarillo Northwest. Andrea Reinert was later airlifted to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. She remains in critical condition as of Sept. 11.

Heath Reinert was treated and released.

Jason Messer and Keaton Buxton were transported by ambulance to Hereford Regional Medical Center. Messer was later airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock. Buxton was transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Both ware listed in stable condition.

HEREFORD, TEXAS (KFDA) - Critical injuries are reported after a plane crash near the Hereford Municipal Airport.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the plane went down around 11:40 a.m. with four passengers on board.

Texas Department of Public Safety reports that two people were airlifted to the hospital, while two others were transported by ambulance.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating this crash.

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HEREFORD, Texas (KVII) —  Passengers aboard a plane that crashed at the Hereford Municipal Airport were taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the plane went down around 11:40 a.m. with four people on board. Two passengers were transported by LIFESTAR and the two others were transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Details are limited at this time but the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the incident.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Odd nose up....stall stall stall!