Saturday, April 23, 2022

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N737UY: Accident occurred April 23, 2022 at Union County Airport (35A), South Carolina

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; Columbia, South Carolina 


Location: Union, South Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA201
Date and Time: April 23, 2022, 18:54 Local
Registration: 737UY
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N737UY
Model/Series: 172N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KLUX, 696 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Rock Hill, SC (UZA)
Destination: Union, SC

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.684841,-81.641312 

Aircraft went into a ditch at the end of the runway. 

Date: 23-APR-22
Time: 22:54:00Z
Regis#: N737UY
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: UNION
State: SOUTH CAROLINA




UNION COUNTY, South Carolina (FOX Carolina) - Two people suffered minor injuries after a plane ran off the runway and hit a grassy area, according to Union County Emergency Management (UCEM).

According to UCEM, the crash happened at 6:54 p.m. at the Union County Airport.

Officials say the person had landed the plane and was trying to bring it to a stop when they ran off the runway into a grassy area.

The two people in the plane were taken to the hospital for treatment for their injuries, according to officials.


UNION COUNTY,  South Carolina (WSPA) – The Union County Dispatch has confirmed two people were injured in a plane crash in Union County Saturday evening.

According to dispatch, the call came in at 6:54 p.m. to the Union County Airport.

Union County Emergency Services said the pilot took off from York County Airport and landed at the Union County Airport when something malfunctioned. The pilot ended up on the side of the runway in the area that is lower than the runway.

The FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, said the pilot was practicing touch and go landings when they veered off the runway.

Dispatch said the two people have minor injures and were taken to the hospital.

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