Friday, March 19, 2021

Globe GC-1B, N78096: Accident occurred occurred April 14, 2022 and Incident occurred March 18, 2021

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; Houston, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Huntsville, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA180
Date and Time: April 14, 2022, 13:55 Local 
Registration: N78096
Aircraft: Globe GC-1B
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Globe
Registration: N78096
Model/Series: GC-1B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
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: KUTS,346 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 30.755702,-95.586704 

April 14, 2022:  Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 

Date: 14-APR-22
Time: 18:55:00Z
Regis#: N78096
Aircraft Make: GLOBE
Aircraft Model: GC-1B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

April 14, 2022

Though the personal aircraft was damaged, a pilot who was involved in a crash at the Bruce Brothers Regional Airport sustained only minor injuries this afternoon. Emergency vehicles were on the scene to transport the pilot to Huntsville Memorial Hospital. There were no passengers onboard the plane.

 “He left in an ambulance,” said Huntsville Aviation owner Wade Gillaspie but “he was conscious and appeared to be coherent when he left, so hopefully, he's not hurt very bad.”

 Emergency personnel left the scene after a brief investigation.

April 14, 2022

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

March 18, 2021:  Aircraft on takeoff roll swerved into a trench. 

Date: 18-MAR-21
Time: 16:02:00Z
Regis#: N78096
Aircraft Make: GLOBE
Aircraft Model: GC1B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

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