Monday, June 06, 2022

Taylorcraft BC12-D1, N44374: Accident occurred June 03, 2022 in Pittsboro, Chatham County, North 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; Greensboro, North Carolina

Location: Pittsboro, North Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA258
Date and Time: June 3, 2022, 12:00 Local
Registration: N44374
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12-D1 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On June 3, 2022, about 1200 eastern daylight time, a Taylorcraft BC12-D1, N44374, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pittsboro, North Carolina. The student pilot and flight instructor were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the flight instructor they departed on a local area training flight. After flying for about 40 to 50 minutes, while in cruise flight at 2,000 feet mean sea level, the engine stopped producing power. They used the emergency checklist to attempt to restart the engine to no avail. The student pilot performed a forced landing to a wheat field. During the landing rollout the airplane impacted a rut in the field, flipped over and came to rest inverted.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the site there was substantial damage to the tail section.

The wreckage was recovered and retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Taylorcraft 
Registration: N44374
Model/Series: BC12-D1
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: TTA,247 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 340°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: (TTA) 
Destination: Pittsboro, NC

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: 35.690483,-79.25653

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made an emergency landing in a field and flipped over. 

Date: 03-JUN-22
Time: 16:18:00Z
Regis#: N44374
Aircraft Make: TAYLORCRAFT
Aircraft Model: BC12-D1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

1 comment:

  1. Sad state of GA accident information. Query the web for "FAA general aviation accident causes" and the latest FAA data stats are 4 years and older. From 2018, " With engine failures being the third leading fatal GA accident category, the GAJSC convened its next working group to examine fatal GA accidents involving total or partial engine power loss. "

    No History Data (searched last 3 months) 1946 TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D1, Airworthiness Date 1957-06-26, Certificate Issue Date 2022-02-26