Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Beech 1900C, N31702: Incident occurred January 05, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas

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

Aircraft returned to San Antonio due to a pilot injury. 

UAS Transervices Inc

Date: 05-JAN-21
Time: 16:35:00Z
Regis#: N31702
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 1900
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: AMERIFLIGHT
Flight Number: AMF1830
State: TEXAS


  1. A small aircraft freight carrier. But returned to origin from a pilot injury? How? What? Did something in the cockpit fly in his/her eye? Did an eye contact roll to the back of the eye socket? Did hot coffee spill in the crotch? Was it a single pilot operation or two pilot and did one punch the other if the latter? (Part 135 ops only require a second pilot if carrying passengers if the aircraft is single pilot certified as the B1900 is). Jokes aside, this will be an interesting report to bookmark for future NTSB final report reading.

    1. Flight track adds to the mystery. Pilot dropped down to 100 feet MSL on a 135° heading during the midpoint of the trip, then went back.

      Mapping that 100' ADS-B data point shows pilot was on final approach for KCRP RW 13 at the filed destination, but time and speed data shows pilot went missed and flew back to origin.

      Weather history says it was 200 ft ceiling, Fog/Mist at KCRP:
      Dy/ CST / Wind / Vis / WX / Sky / T / Dp/ Rh/ Altimeter
      05 10:51 Calm 1.50 Fog/Mist OVC002 66 66 100% 30.14
      05 09:51 Calm 0.75 Fog/Mist OVC002 65 65 100% 30.14

      The flight:
      The 100' MSL map on approach to KCRP:

  2. Try to relax. Report states pilot incapacitated and flight returned safely with second pilot flying. I would suggest waiting for addition reports. Thanks