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North American AT-6C Texan, N16JG: Accident occurred January 16, 2022 at Stinson Municipal Airport (KSSF), San Antonio, Bexar County, 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; San Antonio, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA101
Date and Time: January 16, 2022, 09:23 Local 
Registration: N16JG
Aircraft: North American AT-6C
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American 
Registration: N16JG
Model/Series: AT-6C 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.336981,-98.471044


  1. Is it just me, or are T-6 Texans notorious for landing gear issues?

    1. it was not a gear issue, The T-6 is a difficult plane to land, it has narrow gear, and is short coupled with a lot of mass on the nose. During WWII, if you could fly a 6, you could fly anything as most fighters of the day were easier to land than a 6. It was said that if you started out in a F8F Bearcat, then transitioned to a P-51, after you learned to fly those, you were ready to learn how to fly a T-6.