Saturday, January 18, 2020

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee D, N5932U: Accident occurred October 20, 2020 and Incident occurred January 15, 2020

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Location: Buda, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA031
Date & Time: October 20, 2020, 20:00 Local 
Registration: N5932U
Aircraft: Piper PA28 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 20, 2020, about 2000 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-140 airplane, N5932U, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Buda, Texas. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight.

The flight instructor stated that while in cruise flight, the engine started to lose RPM, vibrate, and subsequently lost all power. During the night descent, the flight instructor and student coordinated to select the closest runway and attempted to land at a private airport. After noticing the airplane was not able to glide to the runway, the flight instructor forced landed in a field, which damaged the forward spar of the right wing.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N5932U
Model/Series: PA28 140 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAUS,495 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Bulverde, TX (1T8)
Destination: Austin, TX (KAUS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 30.077712,-97.965563 (est)

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

January 15, 2020: Aircraft landed and gear collapsed at at Bulverde Airpark (1T8), Comal County, Texas.

Date: 15-JAN-20
Time: 23:20:00Z
Regis#: N5932U
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

BULVERDE, Texas — Officials with the San Antonio Fire Department have confirmed that a small plane has crashed north of San Antonio, with the sole occupant suffering minor injuries. 

Fire crews responded to the 28000 block of Bulverde Rd. near the Bulverde Airpark just off 281 Wednesday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. after the incident. 

The aircraft was a single-engine, privately-owned plane. No one else was injured when it crashed. 

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SAN ANTONIO – Officials are investigating a plane crash that happened near the Bulverde Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

A minor was flying the plane before it crashed just after 5:30 p.m. in the 29000 block of Bulverde Road, officials said.

The minor was the only person in the plane. They were taken to University Hospital with only minor injuries, officials said.

Officials confirmed the plane is privately owned.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Public Safety troopers are looking into the cause of the crash.

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