Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Just Highlander, N100GH: Accident occurred August 14, 2021 in Waller, 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; Houston, Texas

Location: Waller, Texas
Accident Number: CEN21LA375
Date and Time: August 14, 2021, 14:50 Local
Registration: N100GH
Aircraft: HALEY Highlander 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On August 14, 2021, about 1450 central daylight time, a Haley Highlander, N100GH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Waller, Texas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he took off for the local area flight with about 15 gallons of fuel. About 40 minutes into the flight, and at an altitude of about 1,000 ft, the engine started to surge. The pilot was unable to stop the surge and the airplane started to lose altitude. The pilot initiated a landing to a dirt road, but the airplane descended into a cornfield about 100 yards short. During landing, the landing gear collapsed, and the right wing sustained substantial damage.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: HALEY
Registration: N100GH
Model/Series: Highlander
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: KDWH, 152 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C /23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5500 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 2 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Cypress, TX (TS07)
Destination: Waller, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 30.048516,-95.88081

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