Sunday, March 13, 2022

Liberty XL-2, N552XL: Accident occurred March 02, 2022 at Las Cruces International Airport (KLRU), Doña Ana County, New Mexico

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; Albuquerque, New Mexico


Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Accident Number: WPR22LA116
Date and Time: March 2, 2022, 14:36 Local
Registration: N552XL
Aircraft: LIBERTY AEROSPACE INCORPORATED LIBERTY XL-2 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LIBERTY AEROSPACE INCORPORATED
Registration: N552XL
Model/Series: LIBERTY XL-2 
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: KLRU, 4456 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Las Cruces, NM 
Destination: Marana, AZ (AVQ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.297882,-106.91053 (est)