Friday, October 25, 2019

Aviat Husky A-1A, N214C: Incident occurred October 23, 2019 at Shiprock Airstrip (5V5), San Juan County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque

Aircraft landed, ground looped and flipped over.

Riverside Pipe LLC

Date: 23-OCT-19

Time: 15:10:00Z
Regis#: N214C
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

SHIPROCK — The Navajo Police Department in Shiprock responded to a report of a small aircraft that overturned at the Shiprock Airstrip.

Navajo Police Department spokesperson Christina Tsosie said an officer responded to the scene at 10:12 a.m. October 23rd and reported the single-engine aircraft was occupied by two people.

Tsosie said the aircraft had landed successfully on the pavement but, for unknown reasons, it veered off the runway causing it to overturn.

No injuries were reported, and the cause remains under investigation, according to Tsosie.

The airstrip is located 6 miles south of Shiprock and it is visible from U.S. Highway 491.

Majority of the aircraft rested on the ground and on the west side of the runway, but a portion of its wing laid on top of the pavement.

Farmington resident Craig Mobley owns the Aviat Husky A-1A.

While waiting at the scene, Mobley said the pilot and he were on a practice flight when the incident happened.

He declined to comment further on the matter.

Tsosie said the police department will assist the Federal Aviation Administration in its review and investigation.

Original article ➤

On October 23rd, the Shiprock Police District of the Navajo Police Department received a call at 10:12 a.m. reporting an aircraft had overturned on the Shiprock Airstrip.

The responding officer reported a Aviat Husky A-1A aircraft was occupied by two people. The aircraft had landed successfully on the pavement. However, for unknown reasons, veered off the runway causing the aircraft to overturn. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. The occupants of the aircraft were not injured.

The Navajo Police Department will assist the Federal Aviation Administration in the review and investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤


  1. The Husky swerved off the runway to avoid skinwalker;
    A coyote ran across their path;
    .... or ...
    A prairie dog dared them to run it over?

  2. Hey, that's a newly renovated and paved runway at 5V5. Maybe it's too smooth, slick now?

  3. I don't think that asphalt that was used on the runway contains crude oil, or petroleum - so it's not slick on tires. (I could be wrong.) Just thinking out loud.