Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Beechcraft 23 Musketeer, N6996Q: Accident occurred October 02, 2021 near Lamesa Municipal Airport (KLUV), Dawson 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. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Location: Lamesa, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA002
Date and Time: October 2, 2021, 12:25 Local
Registration: N6996Q
Aircraft: Beech B23
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 2, 2021, about 1225 central daylight time, a BeechB23 airplane, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near the Lamesa Municipal Airport (LUV), Lamesa, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The airplane was on the first flight after maintenance work had been performed. When the airplane was in the airport traffic pattern the pilot reported an engine failure and declared an emergency. A forced landing was made to a field just outside of the airport perimeter. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its right wing, and damage to the nose landing gear and propeller.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N6996Q
Model/Series: B23 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KSNK,2430 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 49 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lamesa, TX (LUV)
Destination: Lamesa, TX

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: 32.756306,-101.92022

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