Thursday, February 03, 2022

Just SuperSTOL, N8794G: Accident occurred January 30, 2022 in Ketchum, Blaine County, Idaho

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; Boise, Idaho


Location: Ketchum, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA089
Date and Time: January 30, 2022, 14:30 Local
Registration: N8794G
Aircraft: BLAKE D BARRYMORE JUST ACFT SUPERSTOL
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On January 30, 2022, about 1430 mountain standard time, an experimental amateur-built Just Aircraft Superstol, N8794G, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ketchum, Idaho. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that while in cruise flight, about 1,500 ft above ground level over mountainous terrain, the engine lost power. He switched fuel tanks and applied carburetor heat, however, was unable to restore engine power and initiated a forced landing to a snow-covered field. During the landing roll, the main landing gear tires settled into the snow and the airplane nosed over.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by the pilot revealed that the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and right lift strut were structurally damaged. The wreckage was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BLAKE D BARRYMORE
Registration: N8794G
Model/Series: JUST ACFT SUPERSTOL 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file 
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: KSUN,5306 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: -2°C /-14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Picabo, ID (ID82)
Destination: Ketchum, ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.600938,-114.40779 (est)

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