Friday, April 22, 2022

Piper J3C-65, N9721Y: Accident occurred April 21, 2022 at Hartford Municipal Airport (KHXF), Washington County, Wisconsin

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; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Location: Hartford, Wisconsin
Accident Number: CEN22LA182
Date and Time: April 21, 2022, 13:00 Local 
Registration: N9721Y
Aircraft: PIPER-HARRIS J3C-65
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER-HARRIS 
Registration: N9721Y
Model/Series: J3C-65
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: KETB,884 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 22 knots / 35 knots, 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Hartford, WI (HXF)
Destination: Hartford, WI (HXF)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.350047,-88.390241 (est)

Aircraft taxiing, wind gust lifted left wing, rotated onto its nose and flipped over.  

Date: 21-APR-22
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N9721Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91

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