Friday, March 18, 2022

Quickie Q200, N3QP: Accident occurred March 17, 2022 in Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida

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; Tampa, Florida

Location: Spring Hill, Florida
Accident Number: ERA22LA159
Date and Time: March 17, 2022, 11:30 Local
Registration: N3QP
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DWYER MICHAEL D 
Registration: N3QP
Model/Series: Q 200 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KBKV, 76 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:32 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2600 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Saint Petersburg, FL (PIE)
Destination: Spring Hill, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 28.491776,-82.487623 

SPRING HILL – A single-engine airplane has crashed near Powell Middle School, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash site is at Barclay Avenue and Powell Road, Sheriff Al Nienhuis said in a statement posted on Facebook. 

The Quickie Q200, an experimental amateur built aircraft built in the mid-1980s, experienced loss of engine power, Nienhuis said, and was trying to make it to the airport. The pilot, the only person aboard, was ambulatory and appeared to have minor injuries.

According to the federal N-number registry, the aircraft is registered to a 67-year-old Seminole man. It is not known if he was the pilot.

The plane sustained substantial damage. 


  1. I'm so sorry this happened. I've been following this couple on YouTube for several years. They've built and flown this airplane for quite a while and are probably one of the best advocates for the Q-family of airplanes community. Mike if you read this I'm grateful for all your videos and I'm so happy you came through relatively unharmed. Sorry for the loss of that great little airplane, I still consider it one of the most efficient designs available.

  2. Engine
    0-200A Engine: Yes, Standard.
    Ignition System: 1 Bendix Mag (top plugs), 1 Electroair Electronic with vacuum advance (bottom plugs)
    Exhaust Pipes: 4 into 4, cold steel
    Mike Dwyer's Q200 site @
    Engine Baffling: Standard 31 years old worn out junk