Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Diamond DA42 Twin Star, N822SA: Accident occurred April 19, 2022 at Long Beach Airport (KLGB), Los Angeles County, California

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; Long Beach, California

Location: Long Beach, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA159
Date and Time: April 19, 2022, 15:38 Local
Registration: N822SA
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On April 19, 2022, about 1538 Pacific daylight time, a Diamond Aircraft DA-42 airplane, N822SA was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field), Long Beach, California. The flight instructor and the pilot we not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The pilot reported that he was conducting a training flight with an instructor and had performed multiple maneuvers prior the accident. He performed a short-field landing, and while on the roll-out, about 750 feet from the touchdown point, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing contacted the ground. The right aileron sustained substantial damage. A representative from the Federal Aviation Administration, along with maintenance personnel from the operator, examined the airplane and discovered that the composite landing gear support had separated from the wing structure.

The airplane was recovered to the operator’s hangar for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N822SA
Model/Series: DA42
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: LGB,60 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:38 Local
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.816136,-118.14948

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing incurring a propeller, wing and tail strike. 

Date: 19-APR-22
Time: 22:38:00Z
Regis#: N822SA
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA42
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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