Friday, November 26, 2021

Alon A2 Aircoupe, N989T: Accident occurred November 24, 2021 in Frazier Park, Kern County, California

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; Van Nuys, California

Location: Frazier Park, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA050
Date and Time: November 24, 2021, 23:33 UTC 
Registration: N989T
Aircraft: ALON A2 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ALON
Registration: N989T
Model/Series: A2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBFL, 492 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 37 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 7 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 34.818193,-118.94436 

Ventura County Sheriff's Office 
Frazier Park, California 

Yesterday deputies from the Lockwood Station responded to a reported plane crash at Lockwood Valley Road and Adams Trail. This was a multi agency rescue with  Ventura County Fire Department, the Kern County Fire Department , and the USFS United States Forest Service. The ranch owner who resides where the plane crashed was also a pilot and was able to assist in rendering the downed aircraft safe. Other ranchers assisted first responders in treating and evacuating the pilot from the crash site. The pilot was flown by Ventura County’s Copter 4 to the Henry Mayo Clinic where he was listed in serious but stable condition. Great teamwork between the first responders and the Lockwood Valley ranching community!

A pilot was flown by helicopter to a hospital after a small plane crashed in the remote Lockwood Valley Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The single-engine plane was reported down shortly before 3:15 p.m. near the 31600 block of Adams Trail, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. The area is north of Lockwood Valley Road near the county's northeast corner, close to the boundary with Kern County and the Frazier Park community.

The male pilot was the plane's only occupant, said Ventura County Sheriff's Capt. Matthew Young. He suffered injuries that appeared serious, although Young said he was expected to survive.

Ventura County's Copter 4 flew the pilot to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Young said.

County fire Capt. Brian McGrath said transport time can factor into whether a patient is flown for medical treatment rather than being taken by ground ambulance.

On Thursday, sheriff's officials said the pilot had left from Santa Rosa in Northern California and had been headed to the Santa Paula Airport, where he was going to meet family for Thanksgiving. He had apparently suffered a compound fracture and was slated for surgery. He is stable condition.

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