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Mooney M20E Chaparral, N21BS: Fatal accident occurred March 31, 2022 at Kerrville Municipal Airport (KERV), Kerr County, Texas

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: CEN22LA164 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft landed and was taxiing, crossed grass median and impacted a parked aircraft. 


Date: 31-MAR-22
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N21BS
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: 20E
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 fatal
Pax: 0
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
City: KERRVILLE
State: TEXAS

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

UPDATE: The pilot died from a cardiac-related emergency that was not caused by the crash, according to the city of Kerrville.

According to a statement from the city, a witness saw the plane land about 11 a.m. March 31 and taxi with what appeared to be an unconscious pilot. The plane traveled over a patch of grass and collided with an unoccupied, stationary aircraft. Medics were summoned and the pilot was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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A pilot lost consciousness while taxiing a plane at the Kerrville/Kerr County Airport at Louis Schreiner Field and later was pronounced dead. 

After landing, the pilot’s Mooney M20E Chaparral crossed a grass median and crashed into a parked aircraft March 31, according to a preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA reported one fatality — the pilot — and listed the incident as an accident.  

7 comments:

  1. KERV, Kerrville, TX is home to Mooney Aerospace Group Ltd.

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    1. Yes, very ironic in several respects, it appears. Old airplane on the factory field, still flies fine (?) but fatal while taxiing...

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    1. One news story stated it this way:

      A witness saw the plane drive over a patch of grass and they advised the plane's pilot appeared unconscious, police say.

      https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/kerrville-plane-crash-17057179.php

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  3. In the 1990 and 1991 that aircraft went to south america, crossed the atlantic twice and visited 13 countries including the USSR.

    https://friendshipflight.com/

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    1. The friendship flights were not by this accident's pilot, but the airplane's past endeavors at that link are interesting.

      That Mooney was photographed next to Convair B-58 Hustler #668 in one of the photos in the connected FB albums:

      https://www.facebook.com/friendshipflighttexas/photos/a.269111410616652/274714466723013

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