Saturday, June 04, 2022

Aircraft Technologies Hornet, N6366M: Fatal accident occurred June 02, 2022 in Lucerne Valley, San Bernardino County, California

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: WPR22FA195 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Experimental aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 

Date: 02-JUN-22
Time: 18:37:00Z
Regis#: N6366M
Aircraft Model: HORNET
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 fatal
Pax: 0
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No

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

A pilot from Big Bear died when his aircraft crashed Thursday in an area south of Highway 247 in Lucerne Valley.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Division identified the pilot as 66-year-old Thorne “Butch” Lee Waymire, who was piloting a privately-owned Meyer Fred Hornet single-seat acrobatic plane. 

The crash was reported to sheriff’s officials at 11:35 a.m. on Thursday on property in the 36000 block of Harvest Moon Street in Lucerne Valley.  

The investigation was conducted by SBC Sheriff’s Aviation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. 

Authorities reported that the pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft. They did not disclose Waymire’s flightpath or the reason the plane crashed. 

1 comment:

  1. Waymire had retired in 2020, after 35 years with American.
    He was 777 captain.