Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Pitts S-1C Special, N52JH: Accident occurred June 06, 2022 at Reno/Stead Airport (KRTS), Washoe County, Nevada

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; Reno, Nevada

Location: Reno, Nevada
Accident Number: WPR22LA206
Date and Time: June 6, 2022, 11:30 Local
Registration: N52JH
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SHEA
Registration: N52JH
Model/Series: PITTS SPECIAL S-1C
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: KRNO,4405 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /-2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.668177,-119.87644 (est)

Aircraft ground looped during landing Runway 8 came to rest inverted. 

Date: 06-JUN-22
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N52JH
Aircraft Make: PITTS
Aircraft Model: SPECIAL
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RENO

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