Friday, June 18, 2021

Van's RV-10, N878TD: Accident occurred June 16, 2021 near Hicks Airfield (T67), Fort Worth, Tarrant 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.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas Location: Fort Worth, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA273
Date & Time: June 16, 2021, 07:33 Local 
Registration: N878TD
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Flight test

On June 16, 2021, about 0730 central daylight time, a Vans RV-10 airplane, N878TD, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fort Worth, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The initial report indicates the pilot departed Hicks Airfield (T67), Fort Worth, Texas, about 0700 and headed northwest, before returning to T67. The engine lost power and the pilot landed in a field about 100 yards from the end of the runway. During the forced landing the airplane stuck a powerline and tree before it came rest upright. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing during the accident.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N878TD
Model/Series: RV10
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: KAFW
Observation Time: 07:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 25000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 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: 32.93023,-97.411447 (est)

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