Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Focke-Wulf FWP-149D, N9145: Fatal accident occurred July 04, 2021 near Skylark Field Airport (KILE), Killeen, Bell County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 

Bradley G. Marzari

Date: 04-JUL-21
Time: 22:35:00Z
Regis#: N9145
Aircraft Make: FOCKE RULF
Aircraft Model: FWP 149D
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.


  1. Brad, lost too early but always remembered. Tailwinds and chocolate my friend

  2. you see these accidents all of the time and just read over the information for curiosity or trying to never make the same mistake that they did. when it happens to one of your own it really hit hard so you know and understand the grief at an aircraft accident can bring to so many more people than what you think it does.

    Brad, thank you for being a friend your departure is a great loss to everyone who knew you.

  3. Flight track data and verifiable wreckage location suggests he came down short on a straight-in approach to RW 1 at KILE, as shown below:

    Looking at the Flightaware track data, he had established a heading of 15 degrees and began a descent aligned with KILE RW 1. The last available ADS-B position maps to:

    Reporter at the crash location has a masonry fence column behind her at the 25 second mark that is also visible at 1:13 with wreckage in the background. That end of fence line column is findable on street view, and the unique stone pattern visible at 0:25 matches the google street view image linked below:
    News Video:
    Matching the column in street view:

    The wreckage location shown at 1:13 in the video maps to:

    That verified wreckage location is 2.8 miles further toward KILE than the last available ADS-B position in Flightaware. The wreckage is 2.2 miles short of KILE RW 1 threshold. The locations of the last available ADS-B position, the wreckage and RW 1 form a straight line when you connect all three.

    Track log:

  4. Recent N9145 photos:


  5. I heard his Mayday call on 121.5. He initially reported "engine trouble" and 4 miles from Skylark and then reported engine failure.