Thursday, February 11, 2021

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N841SP: Accident occurred February 08, 2021 at Orange County Airport (KOMH), Virginia

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; Richmond, Virginia

Randolph-Macon Academy

Location: Orange county, VA
Accident Number: ERA21LA128
Date & Time: February 8, 2021, 15:00 Local 
Registration: N841SP
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N841SP
Model/Series: 172 S 
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: KOMH,469 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.34 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.247194,-78.045611 (est)


  1. R-MA is a co-ed college-prep school with an Air Force Junior ROTC program. "If you are interested in flying, Randolph-Macon Academy has its own in-house flight school. We own two Cessna 172 planes and the flight instructors are members of our faculty. You will have the opportunity to participate in ground school, learn to fly, and possibly solo before you complete your year at R-MA."

  2. Well if that was a high school ROTC Air Force wannabe future fighter jock student pilot, he or she just got moved down the list in pilot candidate school after ROTC college graduation.