Friday, December 10, 2021

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, N9467J: Accident occurred November 17, 2021 and Incident September 13, 2020

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; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Red Rock Flying School LLC

Location: Farmington, New Mexico
Accident Number: WPR22LA041
Date and Time: November 17, 2021, 10:44 Local 
Registration: N9467J
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-180 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N9467J
Model/Series: PA-28-180 
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: KFMN,5502 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C /-8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Mesa, AZ (FFZ) 
Destination: Farmington, NM

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 36.738851,-108.20743 

November 17, 2021

November 17, 2021

November 17, 2021

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

September 13, 2020:  Aircraft landed and veered off runway incurring a propeller strike at Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ), Mesa, Arizona.

Red Rock Flying School LLC

Date: 13-SEP-20
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N9467J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MESA


  1. Starvation suggests there was still fuel onboard, while exhaustion means there was absolutely no fuel.

  2. The 11/17/21 incident happened at my home airport. Fuel planning aside, he did a good job threading the needle. FMN is on a mesa so there aren't many options, takeoff or landing, if the engine quits. Seems like the GUMPS check and fuel switch was a tad late.