Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Boeing B75N1 N2S-3 Kaydet, N4106Y: Accident occurred October 02, 2021 in Winnie, Chambers 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; Houston, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Winnie, TX
Accident Number: CEN22LA003
Date & Time: October 2, 2021, 10:30 Local
Registration: N4106Y
Aircraft: Boeing PT-17 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing
Registration: N4106Y
Model/Series: PT-17 
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: KBMT, 33 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 29.820221,-94.384078 (est)


  1. Lost power ???? Lost directional control. Lost judgment. Lost a nice airplane

    1. What a sad story. Towed the plane through streets as part of a parade, decided to take off from the road instead of getting towed back, clipped a light pole arm, then plowed through the suspension wire for traffic signals. Such a waste.

      12NewsNow clip:

  2. Engine was running just fine until the aircraft incurred parasitic drag from a street light and the traffic signal light.

  3. Only in Texa$$!

    Somebody needs a Certification revoked...

  4. Sad. Looking at the pictures, it looked like a beautifully restored airframe. Too bad ego, wanting to show off, destroyed a vintage aircraft. More money than sense!