Saturday, February 2, 2019

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, registered to LLP Leasing Group LLC, N565SP and Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, registered to Skymates Inc, N52243: Accident occurred January 29, 2019 near Grand Prairie Municipal Airport (KGPM), 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; Irving, Texas

N565SP  Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N565SP

Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA074A
Date & Time: 01/29/2019, 1330 CST
Registration: N565SP
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On January 29, 2019, about 1330 central standard time, a Cessna 172S, N565SP, and a second Cessna 172S, N52243, collided in midair about 6 miles south of the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport (GPM), Grand Prairie, Texas. Both airplanes sustained substantial damage. The flight instructor and student pilot onboard each airplane were not injured. The first airplane, N565SP, was registered to LLP Leasing Group, LLC, and the second airplane, N52243, was registered to Skymates, Inc. Both airplanes were operated by Skymates Flight Academy as Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flights. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed and neither flight was operated on a flight plan. The local flights both originated from GPM about 1230.

The flight instructor of N565SP reported that they were returning to GPM after practicing takeoff and landings at Mid-Way Regional Airport (JWY), Midlothian, Texas. He recalled noticing the other airplane in his peripheral vision approaching from the left immediately before the collision. He did not have time to react to avoid the collision. He was able to maintain control of the airplane and subsequently landed at GPM without further damage to the airplane. The airplane sustained damage to the left wing, aileron and flap.

The flight instructor of N52243 reported that they were returning to GPM from the practice area south of Joe Pool Lake when he saw an airplane on the right. He did not have time to avoid the collision, estimating the impact occurred within one second of observing the airplane. He immediately reduced engine power and entered a descending left turn. He maintained control of the airplane and continued to GPM, subsequently landing without further damage. The airplane sustained damage to the right wing and right side of the engine cowling and windshield. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N565SP
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Skymates Flight Academy
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: GPM, 588 ft msl
Observation Time: 1350 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 5°C / -8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.32 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Grand Prairie, TX (GPM)
Destination: Grand Prairie, TX (GPM) 

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:  32.634722, -96.970278 (est)

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

N52243  Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N52243

Location: Grand Prairie, TX

Accident Number: CEN19LA074B
Date & Time: 01/29/2019, 1330 CST
Registration: N52243
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On January 29, 2019, about 1330 central standard time, a Cessna 172S, N565SP, and a second Cessna 172S, N52243, collided in midair about 6 miles south of the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport (GPM), Grand Prairie, Texas. Both airplanes sustained substantial damage. The flight instructor and student pilot onboard each airplane were not injured. The first airplane, N565SP, was registered to LLP Leasing Group, LLC, and the second airplane, N52243, was registered to Skymates, Inc. Both airplanes were operated by Skymates Flight Academy as Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flights. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed and neither flight was operated on a flight plan. The local flights both originated from GPM about 1230.

The flight instructor of N565SP reported that they were returning to GPM after practicing takeoff and landings at Mid-Way Regional Airport (JWY), Midlothian, Texas. He recalled noticing the other airplane in his peripheral vision approaching from the left immediately before the collision. He did not have time to react to avoid the collision. He was able to maintain control of the airplane and subsequently landed at GPM without further damage to the airplane. The airplane sustained damage to the left wing, aileron and flap.

The flight instructor of N52243 reported that they were returning to GPM from the practice area south of Joe Pool Lake at 2,500 ft mean sea level when he saw an airplane on the right. He did not have time to avoid the collision, estimating the impact occurred within one second of observing the airplane. He immediately reduced engine power and entered a descending left turn. He maintained control of the airplane and continued to GPM, subsequently landing without further damage. The airplane sustained damage to the right wing and right side of the engine cowling and windshield. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N52243
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Skymates Flight Academy
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: GPM, 588 ft msl
Observation Time: 1350 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 5°C / -8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.32 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Grand Prairie, TX (GPM)
Destination:  Grand Prairie, TX (GPM)

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:  32.634722, -96.970278 (est)

1 comment:

Travis Witmer said...

Wow. Midair that everyone walked away from. Miracle indeed. Glad everyone is safe.