Saturday, February 16, 2019

Van’s RV-8, registered to and operated by the private pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal flight, N737MC: Accident occurred February 15, 2019 near Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport (KDZB), 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; San Antonio, Texas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N737MC 


Location: Horseshoe Bay, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA091
Date & Time: 02/15/2019, 1610 CST
Registration: N737MC
Aircraft: Van's Aircraft RV-8
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On February 15, 2019, about 1610 central standard time, an amateur-built Van's Aircraft RV-8 airplane, N737MC, lost engine power while in flight and impacted trees and terrain while executing a forced landing near Horseshoe Bay, Texas. The pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the private pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from the Lakeway Airpark (3R9), Lakeway, Texas, about 0930.

The pilot reported the purpose of the flight was to travel to Northwest Regional Airport (52F), Roanoke, Texas for lunch with friends. The airplane departed from 52F to Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport (DZB), Horseshoe Bay, Texas for a short stop before continuing on to 52F. During the short stop at DZB, the airplane was shut down temporarily, and none of the occupants exited. The airplane was restarted and departed from runway 35. After reaching about 1,800 ft above mean sea level, the pilot adjusted the throttle for climb power. As the pilot reached for the mixture and boost pump switch, the engine stopped making power and the pilot immediately started looking for a place to land. The airplane came to rest near a road, in close proximity to trees and a power line pole.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, both wings, and the empennage. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Van's Aircraft
Registration: N737MC
Model/Series: RV-8
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KDZB, 1093 ft msl
Observation Time: 1615 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / 21 knots, 270°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting: 28.6 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Horseshoe Bay, TX (DZB)
Destination: Lakeway, TX (3R9) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 30.526944, -98.358889 (est)







Two men are recovering and federal officials investigating following a non-fatal plane crash just north of Austin Friday afternoon, according to Horseshoe Bay police.

Horseshoe Bay emergency personnel responded to the 6800 block of FM 2147 at 4:04 p.m. after receiving a call of a plane crash to discover a Van's RV-8 experimental aircraft that had crashed into a utility pole, according to a news release.

Two men, Charles Scott, 75, of Lakeway, and Stanley Graham, 73, of Austin, were found in the plane.

Both men were "conscious and coherent" as first responders worked to free them from the wreckage and were transported to St. David's South Austin Medical Center, the release stated.

Their condition is unknown at this time. No other injuries were reported.

Witnesses told police they saw the plane attempting to return to Horseshoe Bay Airport just after takeoff. The witnesses say they heard the aircraft having engine problems as it took off and during the attempted return.

Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating, according to police.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.mysanantonio.com




HORSESHOE BAY, Texas — A single-engine plane crashed in Horseshoe Bay on Friday afternoon.

According to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department, the police and fire departments were notified of a plane crash in the 6800 block of FM 2147 at 4:04 p.m. Friday.

According to HBPD and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a Van's RV-8 crashed into a utility pole on the south side of the highway, near the Horseshoe Bay Resort  Airport.

HBPD said the aircraft was occupied by a pilot, later identified as 75-year-old Charles Scott of Lakeway, and a passenger, identified as 73-year-old Stanley Graham of Austin.

Both Scott and Graham were conscious and coherent while being rescued from the wreckage. They were transported by Marble Falls Area EMS to St. David's South Austin Medical Center for treatment for injuries they sustained in the crash.

According to HBPD, witnesses at the scene reported seeing the plane leave the airport, heard the aircraft experience engine problems and watched as Scott attempted to maneuver a turn back to the airport before the engine completely failed.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been notified of the crash. 

The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.

Story and video ➤ https://www.kvue.com




HORSESHOE BAY, Texas (KXAN) — A plane crashed in Horseshoe Bay Friday and the pilot and passenger both survived and are now in the hospital, according to Horseshoe Bay police.

The Van's RV-8 crashed under unknown circumstances around 4:04 p.m. near the Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport, in the 6800 block of FM 2147. Both men were conscious and coherent upon rescue and were then transported to St. David's South Medical Center in Austin.

According to HBPD, the pilot tried to turn back to the airport but the engine failed completely. 

The FAA is investigating the crash.

Horseshoe Bay is an area in both Llano and Burnet counties and is northwest of Austin. It's not known exactly why plane crashed.

Story and video ➤ https://www.kxan.com






Two men are being treated in South Austin hospital after their experimental aircraft crashed into a utility pole in Horseshoe Bay, police said Friday, Feb. 15.

At about 4:04 p.m. Friday, the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department and Horseshoe Bay Police Department were notified of a plane crash in the 6800 block of Ranch-to-Market Road 2147, Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Rocky Wardlow said.

Upon arrival, police and fire personnel found a Van's RV-8 had crashed into a utility pole on the south side of the highway. The aircraft was occupied by two men — a pilot later identified as Charles Scott, 75, of Lakeway, and a passenger later identified as Stanley Graham, 73, of Austin, Wardlow said.

“Both individuals were conscious and coherent while being rescued from the wreckage,” Wardlow said. “Both men were transported by Marble Falls Area EMS to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center for treatment of injuries they sustained in the crash.

“Witnesses at the scene reported seeing the plane leave the Horseshoe Bay Airport, heard the aircraft experience engine problems, and watched as the pilot attempt to maneuver a turn back to the airport before the engine completely failed.”

"FAA investigators are on their way to the accident site, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation," said Lynn Lunsford, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.

Original article ➤ https://www.highlandernews.com







HORSESHOE BAY, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Police are investigating after a plane crashed in Horseshoe Bay on Friday. 

According to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department, officers were called to the intersection of Horseshoe Bay Boulevard and 2147 after a plane crashed near there. It is unclear at this time how many people were onboard the aircraft at the time of the crash. 

It is also unclear at this time if there were any injuries sustained.

Story and video ➤ http://www.fox7austin.com

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did anyone survive that mangled wreckage let alone not being electrocuted? I'm starting to see a trend in accidents on this site with the majority of pilots being in their 70's. It's going to cause an increase in insurance rates for us "younger" guys.

Anonymous said...

Prove they have insurance. No proof, no insurance.
"It's going to cause an increase in insurance rates for us "younger" guys."

Anonymous said...

"How did anyone survive that mangled wreckage let alone not being electrocuted? I'm starting to see a trend in accidents on this site with the majority of pilots being in their 70's. It's going to cause an increase in insurance rates for us "younger" guys."

No Mr. Millenial ... There will be an increase in the rates for us gummers or a refusal to insure.
Now get off my lawn ... and turn down the volume on what you people call music.

Anonymous said...

How does engine failure have anything to do with age?

Unknown said...

The engine sensed that two old guys were flying in the plane, so the engine decided to take a little break and stop powering the airplane because these old people are the reason Trump was elected. The engine was outraged that these two racist white old guys would vote for such a man as Trump.

Anonymous said...

no fire leads me to think fuel exhaustion

Anonymous said...

>How does engine failure have anything to do with age?
>The engine sensed that two old guys were flying in the plane

Did you gas up?
Huh? Did I pass up what now?
What? I forgot what I was asking.


I'm glad they're alive - I didn't expect that from the pictures. But come on now - remember Harrison Ford? His approach over a B737 to a taxiway landing?

Just like driving a car, and the restrictions placed on elderly drivers, if the actuary tables indicate that all that extra experience and wisdom isn't keeping ahead of the safety curve, expect your rates to be higher. They already are for inexperienced, non-instrument rated young pilots.

Anonymous said...

How do you live through that? You land it and don't stall/spin the aircraft into the ground. A lesser pilot would have killed them both.