Sunday, May 30, 2021

Van's RV-8, N274CV: Accident occurred May 27, 2021 near San Angelo Regional Airport (KSJT), Tom Green County, Texas

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; Lubbock, Texas Location: San Angelo, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA243
Date & Time: May 27, 2021, 18:25 Local
Registration: N274CV
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 27, 2021, about 1825 central daylight time, a Vans RV-8 airplane, N274CV, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near San Angelo, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The initial report indicates the pilot reported, “engine failure”, shortly after departure from runway 18. The airplane impacted terrain about 300 yards off the end of the runway. The airplane came to rest upright, with substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. During recovery of the airplane, a fuel smell and evidence of a fuel spill on the ground was noted.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PHILLIPS RALPH W 
Registration: N274CV
Model/Series: VANS RV8
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KSJT,1918 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:43 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: San Angelo, TX 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 31.358029,-100.50069

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