Sunday, March 28, 2021

Tecnam P2002 Sierra, N656DF: Accident occurred March 28, 2021 in Watsonville, Santa Cruz 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; San Jose, California

Location: Watsonville, CA 
Accident Number: WPR21LA146
Date & Time: March 28, 2021, 14:04 UTC
Registration: N656DF
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N656DF
Model/Series: P2002 SIERRA
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KWVI,160 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.935722,-121.78963 (est)

WATSONVILLE, California  — Firefighters were responding after an airplane crashed Sunday near Pajaro Valley High School, according to initial reports from California Highway Patrol.

A CHP incident report from 2:14 p.m. said an aircraft was confirmed down, having power lines and started a fire in the area of Harkins Slough Road and Lee Road.

The crash site is near Pajaro Valley High School.

There were no immediate reports of injuries and no other details were immediately available.

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