Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Taylorcraft BC-65, N24476: Accident occurred February 07, 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina

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 traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

Location: Columbia, SC
Accident Number: ERA21LA125
Date & Time: February 7, 2021, 16:00 Local 
Registration: N24476
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC-65 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal
On February 7, 2021, about 1600 eastern standard time, a Taylorcraft BC-65, N24476, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Columbia, South Carolina. The student pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.
The student pilot stated that the airplane was in cruise flight at an altitude of 2,000 ft mean seal level when the engine began to gradually lose power. The student pilot was unable to maintain altitude and made a forced landing to a road located in a subdivision that was under construction. The airplane sustained substantial damage when it collided with construction equipment during the landing roll out.
The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: Taylorcraft
Registration: N24476
Model/Series: BC-65
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: CUB,193 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 9.5 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None / 1300 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Columbia, SC (CUB)
Destination: Camden, SC (CDN)
Wreckage and Impact Information
Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 34,-80 (est)

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