Thursday, February 11, 2021

Jabiru J250-SP, N7850K: Accident occurred February 05, 2021 at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM), Palm Springs, Riverside County, California

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; Riverside, California

Location: Thermal, CA 
Accident Number: WPR21LA106
Date & Time: February 5, 2021, 13:00 Local 
Registration: N7850K
Aircraft: Jabiru SP 250 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Jabiru
Registration: N7850K
Model/Series: SP 250 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.62,-116.15 

1 comment:

  1. The Jabiru J250 is an excellent performing LSA and has the capability to well exceed the LSA recreation ops 120kt max speed with the Jabiru 120hp engine. I got to ride in one some years ago and we hit 135kts true (3kts below Vne). It is a slippery little bird. However the nose steering system I noticed is quirky - seemed like there was a lot of dead fish play in the rudder pedals and figuring out where the nose wheel was oriented was difficult to measure. I can see an inexperienced pilot getting in trouble here.