Friday, February 25, 2022

Flightstar II, N194PG: Accident occurred February 24, 2022 at Holly Hill Airport (5J5), Orangeburg 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

Location: Holly Hill, South Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA136
Date and Time: February 24, 2022, 11:45 Local 
Registration: N194PG
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 24, 2022, about 1145 eastern standard time, a Flightstar II, N194PG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Holly Hill Airport (5J5), Holly Hill, South Carolina. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to a witness, he was in his hangar at the airport when he first heard the airplane. Then, he saw the airplane’s shadow on the centerline of the runway before it veered left, the “engine got really loud,” and then the airplane struck the hangar. The airplane continued over the hangar and struck trees before impacting the ground. The witness ran to the airplane, and noted the engine was still running. He turned it off, and then began assisting the pilot.

A Federal Aviation Administration inspector, who responded to the accident site, examined the airframe and noted that the wings, fuselage, and empennage were substantially damaged. 

The airframe and engine were recovered and will be examined.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FLIGHTSTAR INC 
Registration: N194PG
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DYB,56 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / 12 knots,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Holly Hill, SC

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 33.300268,-80.393336 (est)

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