Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Mustang Aeronautics Mustang II, N887QR: Fatal accident occurred October 04, 2022 in Jamul, San Diego County, California

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Report Number: WPR23FA007

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 

Craig H. Cornford

Date: 04-OCT-22
Time: 21:29:00Z
Regis#: N887QR
Aircraft Model: MUSTANG II
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal 
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

Craig Cornford

A pilot was killed in a plane crash in the East San Diego County mountains close to Jamul on Tuesday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.

The plane hit the northwest side of Lyons Peak close to Granite Oaks Road and Lyons Peak Road around 12:42 p.m. and the wreckage was found about an hour later in a remote area, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

After the sheriff's department helicopter located the debris, Cal Fire crews had to cut through the brush to access the crash site.

The pilot's body was found among the wreckage, according to Cal Fire Capt. Thomas Shoots. The pilot has not been identified.

A experimental aircraft with tail number N887QR with a pilot and no passengers left Gillespie Field and never returned to the airfield earlier in the afternoon. It was reported missing to Cal Fire, according to Capt. Shoots.

Investigators have yet to identify the crashed plane because of the extensive debris field, Shoots said, so they can't confirm the missing plane is the plane that crashed.

The missing plane was flying 216 mph at 4,400 feet east of Jamul when Flightaware, an online flight-tracking database, lost track of it.

The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted out Tuesday night that they were investigating a crashed Mustang II airplane in Jamul.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were both notified of the crash, the Sheriff's Department said.

MK27-2, N463PA: Incident occurred October 03, 2022 in Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Rotorcraft made a hard landing in an area designated for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) package delivery testing.

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Date: 03-OCT-22
Time: 22:56:00Z
Regis#: N463PA
Aircraft Make: AMAZON
Aircraft Model: MK27-2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135