Saturday, June 25, 2022

Fitts Cub, N8576F: Accident occurred June 22, 2022 at Portland-Hillsboro Airport (KHIO), Washington County, Oregon

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; Portland, Oregon

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Accident Number: WPR22LA224
Date and Time: June 22, 2022, 17:30 Local
Registration: N8576F
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBERT FITTS 
Registration: N8576F
Model/Series: FITTS CUB 
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: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHIO,196 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.42679,-122.94472 (est)

Aircraft landed Runway 02, lost control and veered off runway due to strong wind gusts. 

Date: 23-JUN-22
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N8576F
Aircraft Make: ROBERT FITTS
Aircraft Model: FITTS CUB
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

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