Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Jabiru J170-D, N772J: Accident occurred May 02, 2021 at Winchester Regional Airport (KOKV), Frederick County, 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 traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia  

Location: Winchester, VA 
Accident Number: ERA21LA204
Date & Time: May 2, 2021, 11:36 Local
Registration: N772J
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N772J
Model/Series: J170-D 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: KOKV,727 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Overcast Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Winchester, VA
Destination: Winchester, VA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 39.144069,-78.14547 (est)

WINCHESTER, Virginia  — A small plane crashed Monday as it attempted to land at Winchester Regional Airport in Frederick County, according to the Virginia State Police.

The pilot, a 49-year-old woman of Front Royal suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment. No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.

The crash occurred at about 11:40 a.m. along the 490 block of Airport Road. A preliminary investigation revealed that the Jabiru J170-D was attempting to land at the airport in Frederick County when it collided with an aircraft hangar, the state police said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the crash, which remains under investigation.

More than two months ago, an airplane crashed shortly after taking off from Winchester Regional Airport. The pilot suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment after the crash on Feb. 24, the police said.

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