Thursday, June 03, 2021

Piper PA-28-161, N2120J: Accident occurred June 02, 2021 at 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: CEN21LA256
Date & Time: June 2, 2021, 20:50 Local
Registration: N2120J
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-161
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On June 2, 2021, about 2050 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-161 airplane, N2120J, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at San Angelo Regional Airport (SJT), San Angelo, Texas. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight instructor stated that during landing rollout, he noticed the left wing lower as if the tire was flat, followed by the airplane veering left and scraping of the left wing. Initial examination of the fixed landing gear revealed the left strut was fractured and the left wing was substantially damaged. The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N2120J
Model/Series: PA-28-161 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSJT,1916 ft msl 
Observation Time: 20:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C /17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: San Angelo, TX (SJT) 
Destination: San Angelo, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 31.356689,-100.49921 (est)

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