Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Aviat Husky A-1B, N188DS: Accident occurred January 04, 2022 on Matagorda Island, 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; San Antonio, Texas

Location: Matagorda Island, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA097
Date and Time: January 4, 2022, 11:45 Local
Registration: N188DS
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On January 4, 2022, about 1145 central standard time, an Aviat A-1B airplane, N188DS, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident on Matagorda Island, Texas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The flight operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to preliminary information gathered by investigators, the flight departed the McAllen Miller International Airport (MFE) at 1004 and flew to the northeast and over Matagorda Island. For undetermined reasons, the airplane landed on Matagorda Island.

A photograph of the airplane depicted substantial damage to the right wing and the fuselage.

Both landing gear collapsed. The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N188DS
Model/Series: A-1B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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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 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 28.197,-96.677 (est)

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