Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Rans S-7S, N828S: Accident occurred January 16, 2022 near Winnemucca Municipal Airport (KWMC), Humboldt County, Nevada









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; Reno, Nevada

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Winnemucca, Nevada
Accident Number: ANC22LA013
Date and Time: January 16, 2022, 06:50 Local 
Registration: N828S
Aircraft: LEACH MICHAEL RANS S7S 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LEACH MICHAEL 
Registration: N828S
Model/Series: RANS S7S 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KWMC, 4314 ft msl 
Observation Time: 08:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 80°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

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: 40.901835,-117.79417 

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