Friday, October 12, 2018

Cirrus SR22T, registered to and operated by TJG Equipment LLC, N729TG: Accident occurred October 12, 2018 near Midland Airpark (KMDD), 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: Midland, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA002
Date & Time: 10/12/2018, 1045 CDT
Registration: N729TG
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 12, 2018, about 1045 central daylight time, a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N729TG, impacted a parking
lot following a loss of engine power shortly after departing the Midland Airpark (MDD), Midland, Texas. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by TJG Equipment, LLC under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a cross-country flight. Day instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight.

The pilot reported shortly after departure and about 500 ft above ground level, the engine "surged". He turned back toward the airport; however, power was not restored and the engine lost power. The pilot recognized the airplane would not make it back to the airport, so he deployed the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). The airplane descended under the parachute into a parking lot and impacted a parked automobile.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N729TG
Model/Series: SR22 T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: TJG Equipment LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMDD
Observation Time: 1535 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Midland, TX (MDD)
Destination: Andrews, TX (E11)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 32.034444, -102.104722 (est)

MIDLAND, Texas - A small plane with a parachute system crashed outside a building in Midland. 

The crash happened late Friday morning as people working in the ClayDesta building watched the aircraft having trouble.

"It was like a loud 'boom'," said Ashlyn McKay, who works at the West Texas National Bank and saw the plane go down.

"I was like, 'Oh my God,' is this really happening?' It's crazy. You don't see this every day!" McKay said.

She saw that two men escaped and said they appeared to be unharmed, although emergency and medical workers responded to the crash.

A parachute was attached to the plane and was in use as the plane came down, McKay said.

The plane crashed on a pickup truck.

"I was glad they were OK, and I felt bad for the person whose truck they landed on," McKay said.

Original article can be found here ➤

MIDLAND, Texas (KTXS) - A small plane has crashed in a parking lot in Midland.

It landed on a GMC pickup, crushing the roof and windshield.

According to FlightAware, the Cirrus SR22T was scheduled to take off from Midland Airpark at 10:37 a.m., headed for Andrews County Airport.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

Midland police said the pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries.

The plane is registered to TJG Equipment LLC in Midland.

Original article can be found here ➤

Midland authorities responded Friday morning to the scene of a plane crash in the parking lot of the ClayDesta office complex.

The small fixed wing airplane had recently taken off from the Midland Airpark Airport, according to an email from city spokeswoman Elana Ladd.

The two passengers sustained minor injuries and were not transported to the hospital, according to Ladd.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating what led to crash.

Original article can be found here ➤


  1. Did he sling a prop blade or did one come off when he hit the truck ?

    1. Looks like it’s embedded in the front left fender of the truck, plane came down nose first, embedded the prop, the settled down backward and snapped it off most likely

  2. Flightrada24 shows the plane taking off from a nearby airport.

  3. impressive if the chute helped at that altitude (~500' AGL)

  4. It obviously did help, even though it looked like it only barely fully opened.