Saturday, March 26, 2022

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N733KP: Accident occurred March 24, 2022 in Springtown, Texas

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; Irving, Texas

Location: Springtown, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA156
Date and Time: March 24, 2022, 17:20 Local 
Registration: N733KP
Aircraft: Cessna 172N
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On March 24, 2022, about 1720 central daylight time, a Cessna 172N airplane, N733KP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Springtown, Texas. The flight instructor and student pilot sustained minor injuries. The flight was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the airplane had been refueled at Bridgeport Municipal Airport (XBP), Bridgeport, Texas, and departed to the south to continue the instructional flight. About 7 minutes after departure, the airplane’s engine experienced a loss of power. The pilot was unable to restart the engine and elected to complete a forced landing to a field. During the forced landing, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and both wings.

The FAA inspector reported that the XBP airport fuel source was quickly checked for contaminants, which was negative.

The airplane has been retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna Registration: N733KP
Model/Series: 172N
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KXBP,851 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:30 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /-5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bridgeport, TX (XBP) 
Destination: Forth Worth, TX (FTW)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.011205,-97.694439 (est)

Aircraft inverted in field after making emergency landing. 

Date: 24-MAR-22
Time: 22:39:00Z
Regis#: N733KP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

1 comment:

  1. Leg: 1 of 6 legs @ 14:32:44 Z. Leg 6 @ 22:09:32 Z.
    Last return @ 22:23:33 Z
    Groundspeed: 68 kt
    Baro. Altitude: ▼ 900 ft
    Geom. Altitude: 850 ft
    Vert. Rate: -448 ft/min
    Track: 173.2°
    Pos.: 32.963°, -97.664°