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Vans RV-6A, N3977G: Accident occurred September 15, 2021 at Schoepflin Airport (WN26), Palouse, Whitman County, Washington

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; Spokane, Washington 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Palouse, WA
Accident Number: WPR21LA346
Date & Time: September 15, 2021, 11:00 Local
Registration: N3977G
Aircraft: GORDON SCOT A RV-6A 
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GORDON SCOT A 
Registration: N3977G
Model/Series: RV-6A 
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: KPUW,2551 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / 21 knots, 260°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3500 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Palouse, WA 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 46.883252,-117.08073 (est)

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