Friday, July 09, 2021

Van's RV-8, N526KP and Van's RV-8, N808LD: Accident occurred July 08, 2021 at Hillsboro Airport (KHIO), Portland, Oregon

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; Portland, Oregon



Location: Hillsboro, OR
Accident Number: WPR21LA276
Date & Time: July 8, 2021, 18:25 Local
Registration: N526KP (A1); N808LD (A2)
Aircraft: PAYNE STEVEN R RV-8 (A1); DAVIDSON LARRY R RV-8 (A2)
Injuries: 1 None (A1); 1 None (A2)
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal (A1); Part 91: General aviation - Personal (A2)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: PAYNE STEVEN R 
Registration: N526KP
Model/Series: RV-8
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: DAVIDSON LARRY R 
Registration: N808LD
Model/Series: RV-8 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
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: KHIO,204 ft msl 
Observation Time: 00:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.5442,-122.95356 (est)

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.5442,-122.95356 (est)

4 comments:

  1. Is it purely coincidental that they were the same "experimental" airplane type? Was there a meetup?

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    1. Yes, whether it was intentional or not...

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    2. Probably were together, since N526KP served as the flight leader of a 2018 West Coast Ravens formation flight of RV's. Being in front has it's risks! Hope they both get repaired and keep going strong.

      Formation photo (N526KP in front):
      https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IM4siPjwUEM/V2M3vNGJT1I/AAAAAAAAKfw/u3MwqzD9eck6pRGtQiEZFqapEy_OnbJWwCLcB/s1600/DSC_0201.JPG

      The flight leader:
      https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NIgjS-XZyDY/V2M3wqf0j0I/AAAAAAAAKgQ/3puy9RhUngInkaIYkxj0dgPc1Pa6x6vwACLcB/s1600/DSC_0247.JPG

      The lineup (arrived & parked synchronized):
      https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NrcvON3w3eQ/V2M3zooYLmI/AAAAAAAAKg4/Yq2LVIJ8gZsjstcv3iSNFctfAFPWDt3YACLcB/s1600/DSC_0311.JPG

      https://www.westcoastravens.com/

      Photo links are from:
      https://mwithakaviation.blogspot.com/2016/06/

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    3. Video of N526KP leading, see close up at 4:40 when they park:
      https://youtu.be/8ULw0bcc8wM

      24 Ship formation:
      https://youtu.be/AsJ5G4YO-9Q

      Set resolution higher than default 480p when viewing...

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