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de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, N1454Z: Accident occurred February 05, 2022 in Gilbert, Lexington County, South Carolina

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; Columbia, South Carolina

Out There Outfitters LLC

Location: Gilbert, South Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA116
Date and Time: February 5, 2022, 13:00 Local
Registration: N1454Z
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DEHAVILLAND
Registration: N1454Z
Model/Series: DHC-2
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: KCAE,236 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C /-6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 20000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.34 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Gilbert, SC
Destination: Gilbert, SC

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.83716,-81.39509 

GILBERT, South Carolina — The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed a plane crash that occurred in Lexington County on Saturday.

While details are still limited, a spokesperson for the agency said that the pilot of a single-engine de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver crashed while attempting to leave a field near Gilbert.

The agency reports that two people were aboard the aircraft but couldn't provide any additional information regarding the injuries sustained.

News19 requested additional information about the incident, including a clarification on the time, where the aircraft officially took off from, and where it was headed. A spokesperson for the FAA said this information was still under investigation and that the details provided so far are preliminary.

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