Friday, July 15, 2022

Van's RV-6A, N341SS: Accident occurred April 17, 2022 at Richland Airport (KRLD), Benton County, Washington


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; Spokane, Washington 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Richland, Washington
Accident Number: WPR22LA156
Date and Time: April 17, 2022, 16:01 Local
Registration: N341SS
Aircraft: SAWBY SCOTT RV-6A 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SAWBY SCOTT
Registration: N341SS
Model/Series: RV-6A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KRLD,394 ft msl
Observation Time: 16:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /-5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 90°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: CO
Destination: Richland, WA

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: 46.305975,-119.30361 

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