Monday, March 28, 2022

Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse, N976PA: Accident occurred March 26, 2022 and Incident occurred August 19, 2020

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; Salt Lake City, Utah

Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Accident Number: WPR22LA131
Date and Time: March 26, 2022, 13:01 Local
Registration: N976PA
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N976PA
Model/Series: DA20-C1
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: KPVU,4497 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Spanish Fork, UT 
Destination: Spanish Fork, UT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.145153,-111.66523 (est)

March 26, 2022

SPANISH FORK, Utah — Two men in their 20s were transported to a hospital with minor injuries after a small airplane crashed at the Spanish Fork Airport on Saturday.

The Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse plane was caught in a crosswind when landing, causing it to leave the runway, Spanish Fork police Lt. Cory Slaymaker said. The airplane then hit a ditch and flipped, he added.

The Spanish Fork Airport is coordinating cleanup. The runway is currently closed for several hours, according to Slaymaker.

The identities of those involved were not released.

March 26, 2022

March 26, 2022

March 26, 2022

March 26, 2022

March 26, 2022

March 26, 2022

SPANISH FORK, Utah — A small airplane crashed while attempting to land at the Spanish Fork Municipal Airport Saturday, but the occupants were not seriously injured.

According to Spanish Fork Police, the single-engine plane was landing on the runway when it got caught in crosswinds. It went off the runway and into a ditch, where it flipped over.

The two occupants, both men in their early 20s, were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The plane had originally taken off from the same airport where it was attempting to land.

Police alerted the Federal Aviation Administration of the crash, but it is not yet known if they will conduct an investigation.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

August 19, 2020:  Aircraft made an emergency landing in a field near Spanish Fork Airport (KSPK), Utah County, Utah.

Date: 19-AUG-20
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N976PA
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: UTAH

August 19, 2020

August 19, 2020

August 19, 2020


  1. "Landing 13:01 MDT"
    ARCHIVED METAR OF: 20220326 // FROM: 12 TO: 14 UTC

    KSPK 261215Z AUTO 13011KT 10SM FEW043 11/M03 A3003 RMK AO2
    KSPK 261235Z AUTO 14009KT 10SM CLR 10/M03 A3003 RMK AO2
    KSPK 261255Z AUTO 12009G14KT 10SM CLR 10/M03 A3003 RMK AO2
    KSPK 261315Z AUTO 12009KT 10SM CLR 10/M03 A3004 RMK AO2

    1. So winds were essentially straight up and down the 12/30 runway, yet the last ADS-B readout shows they were landing on 30???

      LAT/LON -- 40.1343 -111.6520
      CRS -- 311°
      KTS -- 62
      MSL -- 4,600
      FPM -- -375

    2. Wasn't landing, was a "flyby". Was it a photo op?

      Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)

      Aircraft caught in crosswind during flyby causing unintentional touchdown...

    3. Low altitude maneuvering.