Friday, December 18, 2020

Extra EA-300, N102JK: Fatal accident occurred December 17, 2020 near Bourland Field Airport (50F), Parker County, Texas

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; Irving, Texas

Rockstar Aviation LLC

Location: Aledo, TX 
Accident Number: CEN21LA091
Date & Time: December 17, 2020, 16:29 Local 
Registration: N102JK
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On December 17, 2020, about 1629 central standard time, an Extra EA300 airplane, N102JK, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Aledo, Texas. The airline transport pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to a pilot flying an RV4 and data derived from Mode S transponder signals, the EA300 departed about 1609 from Bourland Field (50F), near Cresson, Texas. About 1614, the RV4 departed 50F to rejoin with the EA300 and the two airplanes proceeded to fly in loose formation between 2,400 and 3,200 ft mean sea level (msl).

About 1625, the two pilots coordinated to separate. The RV4 descended to the southeast toward 50F for landing, while the EA300 climbed to the northwest for aerobatic maneuvers. The last Mode S derived data of the EA300 occurred at 1628:20 as the airplane descended through about 4,300 ft msl.

About 3.5 miles northwest of 50F, the airplane impacted terrain with a wings level, nose down attitude and a low forward groundspeed. The tail section was twisted slightly left of the fuselage and both wings were crushed downward. Initial examination did not reveal any anomalies with the flight control system. The airplane was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N102JK
Model/Series: EA 300/L 
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGDJ,778 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Cresson, TX (50F)
Destination: Cresson, TX (50F)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.6164,-97.6403 (est)

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John Michael "Yeti" Schriever

It is with profound sadness that the family of Lieutenant Colonel John Michael "Yeti" Schriever announce that he passed away on December 17, 2020, doing what he loved, flying. He was born on September 7, 1972 in Columbus, Ohio to John "George" and Barbara Schriever. After graduating from Abilene Cooper HS, Mike attended Texas A&M University. From there, he became a proud alumnus of the Air Force Academy.

Mike's career in the Air Force started with pilot training at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX. From there, he went to Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ, and flew A-10s. He was stationed to Osan AFB, Korea, before returning to Davis-Monthan AFB. Mike was transferred to Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX, as a Flight Instructor for the T-38s. It was also where he met Rebecca "Becca" McBride. In 2004, he transitioned to the Air Force Reserves and joined the A-10s in 303d Squadron, at Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO. He received many military honors and was stationed all over the world, including many tours in Afghanistan. On July 23, 2010, Mike and Rebecca "Becca" McBride were married in Kansas City, KS. In 2014 he was also hired as a commercial airline pilot for Delta Airlines.

Mike will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rebecca "Becca" Schriever; children: Alex, Julie, and Jake; mother, Barbara Schriever; brother, Doug and wife, Kelly; niece and nephew, Becky and Luke; and uncles, aunts, cousins, and extended family.

He was preceded by his father, John "George" Schriever; grandparents, Andrew and Daisy Elizabeth "Bette" Koy; and grandparents: John Frederick and Rebecca Schriever. Mike was well known for his loud and boisterous personality, loyalty, quick wit, generosity, patriotism, and epic story telling. His charisma was magnetic and made him seem larger than life. He made lifelong friendships with people from all walks of life. He loved being around people and left his mark on every single person who met him.

A man of many talents and interests, Mike loved his Dallas Cowboys, Aggies, rock and roll, movies, airplanes, dirt bikes, BBQ, welding, singing and entertaining others, travel, music, wakeboarding, mountain bikes, guitars, video games, and all things technology, just to name a few.

Mike packed a lot of living in 48 years. The best parts of him will always remain within the good memories and love by his family and friends.

A Celebration of Mike's Life will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 2:00p p.m., at the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department, 111 Concorde Circle, Cresson, Texas.

A 48-year-old Cresson pilot was killed in a small-plane crash.

The body of John Michael Schriever was found in his wrecked plane Thursday night in a remote Parker County pasture about four miles northeast of the Hood County line. 

Schriever flew his private plane from Bourland Field on Cresson's far east side. He and his family were residents of Bourland Field Estates. 

Concerned family members called Cresson Fire Chief Ron Becker about 6 p.m. when Schriever did not return after taking his plane for a flight, Becker said. 

One of the Cresson firefighters who flies from Bourland Field was joined by two fellow firefighters who went up in another plane as part of the search.  

They were able to detect a faint signal from the downed aircraft plane's emergency locator transmitter.  Firefighters on the ground followed directions from the firefighters in the plane to the wreckage. 

Becker said he was proud of the department's efforts to locate the plane, which was found less than two (2) hours after the initial call. 

"For that wreckage to be found that quickly in that type of terrain in the dark was just amazing." Becker said. 

The Federal Aviation Administration, according to its preliminary report, could not determine why the plane crashed, Becker said. 

The crash was 3.3 miles northwest of the north end of the Bourland Field runway, the fire chief said.  

Survivors include his wife and three children, said Becker, who lives just two houses away.

Becker visited them about a week ago and said Schriever was considering joining the fire department. 
Just after 6 PM last night we were notified of a missing aircraft.  

Within an hour three (3) of our members were airborne and located signals from an aircraft emergency locator transmitter.  

Twenty four (24) Cresson firefighters and Parker County ESD 1 personnel joined the search on ground. 

In less than two (2) hours, in the dark, in the cold, in a rural pasture far from paved roadways one of our neighbors was able to locate the plane based on information from our members in the air. 

We are so sorry to one of our neighboring families for the loss of their family member.

Cresson Volunteer Fire Department

ALEDO, Texas (CBDFW.COM) – Volunteer Cresson firefighters alongside other first responders recovered a body from the wreckage of a Extra EA-300 that crashed in a pasture far from paved roadways near Aledo.

It happened on December 17th just after 6 p.m.

A search team found the plane in the dark after locating the aircraft emergency locator transmitter.

The Federal Aviation Administration will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

The National Transportation Safety Board is in charge of the investigation and will determine the probable cause of the accident.

Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents.


  1. The LLC traces back to John M. Schriever, the address is a house on Bourland Field in Cresson, TX.

  2. Nickel on the grass for Yeti!

  3. Yeti was a great guy. Prayers for his family and friends.

  4. I can’t believe this! So hard to comprehend this. Amazing guy with a memorable smile and laugh. Gentle Giant that will be missed by many. Rest In Peace Sir!

  5. This was a man who was larger than life with a big booming laugh and a bigger heart. Sending so much love to his wife and babies.

  6. Replies
    1. What does the "Nickel" tribute mean?

    2. "Throw a nickel in the grass, save a fighter pilot's ass".

  7. My Foreign Exchange brother. Great dude!!!

  8. The flightaware track seems strange, having the plane at seemingly level altitude hitting 450mph nearly double the never exceed speed. Not sure how that is possible even in the amazing EA300. Didn't seem to be anything odd other than that in flightaware. Likely going to be a mystery unless there was some obvious mechanical problem that can be seen in the wreckage or structural problems uncovered if the plane was maneuvering at double the never exceed speed.

    1. That FlightAware track log labels the data source as "FlightAware MLAT", which means that speeds shown are calculations based on positions produced by multilateration.

      The plane was not maneuvering at double the never exceed speed. The variation in calculated speeds shown at the end of the track are similarly suspect as far as true speed is concerned.

    2. Yes. You can't trust these flight trackers 100%. FlightAware showed my Cessna 152 doing 220 knots for a one minute period. Yeah, right!

  9. " the airplane impacted terrain with a wings level, nose down attitude and a low forward groundspeed"

  10. Always be vigilant it only takes once in an airplane. Back in my aerobatic days I remember doing just one more spin in the sequence and violated my soft deck several times. It can happen to even the best. RIP.

  11. Could have been anything something lose in the cockpit get into the control linkages I know that has happend before in the Extra 300.