Saturday, December 04, 2021

Van’s RV-8, N421RT: Accident occurred December 04, 2021 near Wichita Valley Airport (F14), Wichita Falls, Wichita 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: Wichita Falls, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA071
Date and Time: December 4, 2021, 16:40 Local
Registration: N421RT
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BOONE RICHARD 
Registration: N421RT
Model/Series: VANS RV8 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.904326,-98.509522

WICHITA COUNTY, Texas — Two people are in the hospital after a plane crash near Wichita Valley Airport.

The crash was reported shortly after 4:30 p.m. Saturday. According to the initial report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a single-engine plane was on its final approach to the Wichita Valley Airport and crashed short of the airport inbound to Runway 31.

The crash happened off airport property, around 3590 US 287J, according to DPS.

Two people were onboard and sustained injuries but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, according to the report.

One person was airlifted and the other was taken by ground services.

The airplane suffered minor observable damage.

Responding agencies include: Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Park Police Department, Iowa Park Volunteer Fire Department, American Medical Rescue, AirEvac, the Federal Aviation Authority and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A small aircraft crashed into a field Saturday evening just south of Iowa Park Road, near Rifle Range Road.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman, Sgt. Dan Buesing:

Around 5 p.m., a single engine aircraft was approaching Wichita Valley Airport when it crashed short of the runway.

Two people were on board when the plane went down. One was airlifted and the other was transported by ambulance to a hospital. Neither appeared to have life-threatening injuries.

The Department of Public Safety, Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, AMR Ambulance, AirEvac, Iowa Park Police and Fire Department were on-scene. 

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and is under investigation.

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