Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Monnett Moni, N983JV: Fatal accident occurred September 06, 2021 near Harvey Young Airport (1H6), Tulsa, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances after takeoff into a church parking lot. 

Date: 06-SEP-21
Time: 15:36:00Z
Regis#: N983JV
Aircraft Make: MONNETT
Aircraft Model: MONI
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

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.

UPDATE: The Tulsa Police Department has reveled that the pilot is out of surgery and in serious condition. 

TPD also said that the plane was a Monnett Moni.

No one else was injured and nothing else was damaged other than the plane in the crash.


TULSA, Oklahoma  (KTUL) -- A pilot was taken to the hospital Monday after crashing shortly after takeoff from Harvey Young Airport in Tulsa.

Tulsa police say an experimental aircraft crashed near East 21st Street and South 129th East Avenue around 10:30 a.m.

Another pilot at the airport and people driving nearby saw the plane crash and called 911.

The pilot was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.


  1. Almost as if he was aiming for the trees to absorb the impact. Hard to tell really, pure speculation. That was a hard hit in any case.

  2. The plane came down basically on the airport perimeter, into the parking lot of one of the two churches at the approach end of runway 35. It looks like a classic stall-spin straight into the ground. I don't know if this happened during landing or just after takeoff. I hope the pilot has a speedy recovery. I really like the Moni design, cute little motorgliders.

    1. Why can't some people read the info before commenting?
      "I don't know if this happened during landing or just after takeoff".

    2. "Why can't some people read the info before commenting?"

      Why can't some people realize that once an aircraft leaves the ground all crashes happen after takeoff? Witnesses might say the plane was landing when it's an impossible turn after engine failure. They may say it was taking off after a go-around. I made an effort to take the information in the article as raw data subject to verification by investigating authorities as opposed to accepting an initial media report as probable cause. Now you know why.

    3. Here you go bud.
      "TULSA, Oklahoma (KTUL) -- A pilot was taken to the hospital Monday after crashing shortly after takeoff from Harvey Young Airport in Tulsa".
      LOOK at the video! Again, why some people comment without a clue????

    4. "Here you go bud."
      I saw the videos and honestly the irony of not having a clue is incredible! Do either of the videos show an aircraft in any other condition but a dive into the ground? Without context, could any reasonable person say this aircraft had just taken off, was turning base to final, or was in cruise at the moment control was lost? Is your link to the initial ASIAS entry somehow a refutation of witness data validation, the scientific method, or skepticism? If a witness report is deemed valid by the NTSB does that mean the organization has no duty to determine cause or that the witness statement is enough to determine cause? Your ability to collate is only surpassed by your ability to educate.

  3. Looks pretty out of control in a spin to me. Long wings and tip stalls don't mix. He was lucky to survive with the impact straight into the ground.

    1. You’re right about the stall spin, looking at the video in frame by frame that becomes clear. Comments about the CG are also spot on. This airplane looks to have a very narrow CG envelope, to an untrained pilot it could be a killer.
      Deepest condolences to this mans family, friends. Tragic.

    2. 100% agree. You can set the playback speed on both videos .25 and see the rotation.

      RIP to the pilot and condolences to his/her family

  4. I talked to a witness and the plane took almost all the runway then once airborne, corrected then spun in. Reports is the pilot did die after surgery

  5. Unlicensed pilot. Was doing high-speed runs last week without lifting off. Advised him about the importance of balance on that shortly-coupled airframe, yet it was not ascertained physically, or on paper.He walked around, lifted the Vtail up on the belly wheel...I've tried to explain C.G. location, and the wheel is NOT the C.G. .His departure stall occured a mere few hundred feet beyond the end of the runway . MAIDEN FLIGHT for an untrained pilot.

    1. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. It is highly unfortunate he did not heed your warnings with a LOT more seriousness. 🤦‍♀️

    2. There are two many people doing this these days. A lot of them end up this way.

    3. Please be sure to talk to the NTSB so that they have this important background.

  6. Spent some time in and out of Harvey Young in the 80s. What was this fella thinking? Sad indeed.

  7. Smithsonian has one on display. Article says the 2-stroke engine was not as reliable as many pilots hoped.