Saturday, August 13, 2022

Murphy Elite, N8486D: Accident occurred August 10, 2022 at Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport (PATA), Tanana, Alaska

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.

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Gutierrez, Eric

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska

Location: Tanana, Alaska
Accident Number: WPR22LA300
Date and Time: August 10, 2022, 13:20 Local 
Registration: N8486D
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: HOFFMAN DAVID J
Registration: N8486D
Model/Series: MURPHY 
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: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: PATA,225 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 33 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 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: 64.640833,-151.804 

Aircraft landed hard and broke landing gear. 

Date: 10-AUG-22
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N8486D
Aircraft Make: MURPHY
Aircraft Model: REBEL
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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