Friday, August 16, 2019

de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300, N322AV: Accident occurred August 15, 2019 at San Marcos Regional Airport (KHYI), Caldwell 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; San Antonio, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: San Marcos, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA267
Date & Time: 08/15/2019, 1233 CDT
Registration: N322AV
Aircraft: De Havilland DHC6
Injuries: 3 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On August 15, 2019, at 1233 central daylight time, a De Havilland DHC-6-300, N322AV, veered off runway 13 during a stop-and-go landing on runway 13 at San Marcos Regional Airport (HYI), San Marcos, Texas. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot, flight instructor, and an observer received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Wells Fargo Trust CO NA Trustee and was operated by Berry Aviation, Inc. under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a company training flight that was operating on a visual flight rules flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight originated from HYI. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: De Havilland
Registration: N322AV
Model/Series: DHC6 300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Berry Aviation, Inc.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: HKGA 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: HYI, 595 ft msl
Observation Time: 1247 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 25°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: San Marcos, TX (HYI)
Destination: San Marcos, TX (HYI) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 29.892778, -97.863056 (est)

Emergency Officials responded to a plane crash at the San Marcos Regional Airport Thursday afternoon.

According to the City of San Marcos Police Commander Christopher Tureaud, runway 13/31 is closed due to the landing crash of a small airplane.

Tureaud said three people were on board the aircraft at the time of the accident. However, no injuries have been reported.

Officials did not say when the runway would reopen; however, the rest of the airport is back to operating as normal.

According to City of San Marcos Police Department Chief Chase Stapp, “While SMPD responded to the incident to provide immediate life safety support, we actually aren’t the investigating agency on this. DPS in conjunction with FAA will work the incident and determine cause.”

The potential cause of the accident has not been released yet. Neither has the identities of those involved. 

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1 comment:

  1. Landing checklist "final items" power set, props full forward, flaps 30, nose wheel centered. Complete.