Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Cirrus SR22, N7GA: Fatal accident occurred November 26, 2019 in North Las Vegas, Nevada

Valeriya Anatoliivna Slyzko

Gregory Steven Akers

Nina Victorovna Morozova

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada 

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


Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Accident Number: WPR20FA034
Date & Time: 11/26/2019, 1730 PST
Registration: N7GA
Aircraft: CIRRUS SR-22
Injuries: 3 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 26, 2019, at 1730 Pacific standard time, a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N7GA, was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain about 10 nm miles north of the North Las Vegas Airport (VGT), North Las Vegas, Nevada. The private pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to Baron Von Speed LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Dark night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight which originated from Lake Havasu, Arizona, about 1643, with an intended destination of VGT.

Review of preliminary radar data depicted the airplane on a northwesterly heading at an altitude of 6,500 ft mean sea level (msl). The airplane maintained this altitude for most of the flight. At 1724:29, a left turn to a westerly heading was initiated, where the airplane remained for about 1 minute until it made a right turn to a northwesterly heading. About 1 minute, 18 seconds later, the airplane turned to a northerly heading for about 1 minute, 24 seconds, and subsequently returned to a northwesterly heading, where it remained until radar contact was lost 2 minutes later in the area of Gass Peak.

Examination of the accident site by representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration revealed that the airplane impacted terrain about 400 ft below the summit of Gass Peak. The wreckage was fragmented and mostly consumed by a post impact fire. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Registration: N7GA
Model/Series: SR-22
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night/Dark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVGT, 2203 ft msl
Observation Time: 0053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / -10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Departure Point: Lake Havasu, AZ
Destination: North Las Vegas, NV (VGT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 36.400000, -115.180833

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

1 comment:

  1. This is just sad. Night VFR can be as bad as full IFR in the clouds. Surprised there is no flightaware track available on this one.
    Fly safe folks. Take-off's are optional, landings are mandatory.