Thursday, December 29, 2022

North American P-51D Mustang, N3333E and Piper PA-46-M600, N282TX: Accident occurred December 27, 2022 at Houston Executive Airport (KTME), Texas

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Investigator In Charge (IIC): Lindberg, Joshua

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Dan Prince; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards; Houston, Texas

Nautical Investments LLC


Location: Brookshire, Texas
Accident Number: CEN23LA072
Date and Time: December 27, 2022, Local 
Registration: N282TX (A1); N3333E (A2)
Aircraft: Piper PA46 (A1); North American P51 (A2)
Injuries: 5 None (A1); 1 None (A2)
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal (A1); Part 91: General aviation - Personal (A2)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N282TX
Model/Series: PA46 600TP 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: North American 
Registration: N3333E
Model/Series: P51 D
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: KTME, 168 ft msl 
Observation Time: 18:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C /-2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.801769,-95.898943

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.801769,-95.898943

Ran into the aft section of N282TX as it was holding short for departure Runway 36 at Taxiway "A".

Date: 27-DEC-22
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N3333E
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN/AERO CLASSICS
Aircraft Model: P-51D
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft was struck by N3333E while holding short for departure Runway 36 at Taxiway "A", causing damage to the aft section.  


Date: 27-DEC-22
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N282TX
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA600
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax:  2 No Injuries; 2 Unknown Injuries 
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

12 comments:

  1. Looks like the second time this P-51 Mustang has been in a taxi accident. In 1971, it collided with another aircraft during taxi at Chino, CA.

    https://aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=23746

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    1. And because the pilot had his head down while moving looking for a flashlight. Brake first, then look. . . .

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    2. That pilot was Dave Tallichet who has passed away a while ago.

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    3. Why not mount a remote camera on front cowl, and led viewer inside with proximity warning sounds as you get closer to things ahead of you. Seems like a no brainer for 3 or 4 million dollar aircraft...

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    4. Remembering David C. Tallichet Jr.—WWII Pilot, Collector And Man Of Taste
      Dec.20, 1922 Flown West Oct.31, 2007
      http://airportjournals.com/remembering-david-c-tallichet-jr-wwii-pilot-collector-and-man-of-taste/

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  2. I think it did say that the P-51 was hit while holding

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  3. Correction apologize I see that it was n 3333e that made contact while taxing

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  4. I don't think the initial report of who struck whom is correct.

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    1. "...who struck whom." Huh?

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    2. Your opinion is based on ... what?

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    3. Gonna be some expensive new sheet metal to fix it up.

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  5. I have some time in 51's. Looking forward they are completely blind. All you can see is the top of that long nose and the stacks. You have to S turn and then hope nobody pulls out a head of you. I never did run into anything but I always had that feeling that I was about to.

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