Tuesday, May 03, 2022

North American SNJ-6 Texan, N451WA: Accident occurred May 01, 2022 at Greenwood County Airport (KGRD), 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; West  Columbia, South Carolina

Warbird Adventures Inc

Location: Greenwood, South Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA214
Date and Time: May 1, 2022, 12:15 Local 
Registration: N451WA
Aircraft: North American SNJ-6
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American 
Registration: N451WA
Model/Series: SNJ-6
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: KGRD, 631 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2100 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Greenwood, SC (GRD)
Destination: Greenwood, SC

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: 34.250394,-82.157809 (est)

Aircraft landed and ground looped. 

Date: 01-MAY-22
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N451WA
Aircraft Model: SNJ6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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