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Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse, N974DA: Accident occurred January 25, 2022 at Butts Army Airfield ( KFCS), Fort Carson, Colorado













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; Denver, Colorado

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

L3 Doss Aviation

CAE-Doss

USAF 1st Flying Training Squadron


Location: Fort Carson, Colorado 
Accident Number: CEN22LA110
Date and Time: January 25, 2022, 07:28 Local 
Registration: N974DA
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA20-C1
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC
Registration: N974DA
Model/Series: DA20-C1
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
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: KFCS, 5838 ft msl
Observation Time: 07:39 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: -3°C /-8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3400 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 17 knots / 22 knots, 20°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Pueblo, CO (KPUB) 
Destination: Fort Carson, CO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.672946,-104.7501 (est)