Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Cessna 172 Skyhawk, N8592B: Accident occurred October 09, 2021 at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport (KTBR), Georgia

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; Atlanta, Georgia 

Aero Davis LLC

Location: Statesboro, GA 
Accident Number: ERA22LA022
Date & Time: October 9, 2021, 18:30 Local 
Registration: N8592B
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8592B
Model/Series: 172
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: TBR,187 ft msl 
Observation Time: 18:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Savannah, GA (SAV)
Destination: Statesboro, GA

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: 32.48275,-81.736944 (est)


  1. Listed as a repositioning flight which either means a maintenance related flight or a sale related flight. No owner currently listed with that registration (FAA de-registered), a very early model 172 straight tail (1958 model). The flight track appears normal except some really strange turns along the flight path which may have been handling test maneuvers. Even with a total brake failure they should have been able to get it stopped or at the very least slowed enough to take an exit.

    Beach landing history causing extensive damage in 2015: