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Narrative:The AT-6G Texan suffered a ground loop and sustained substantial wing damage while landing at the SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus 2023 at Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL/KLAL), Lakeland, Florida.
|Time:||c. 09:17 LT|
North American AT-6G Texan
|Owner/operator:||Henley Aviation Inc opb Aeroshell Aerobatic Team|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL/KLAL), Lakeland, FL -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, FL (LAL/KLAL)|
|Destination airport:||Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, FL (LAL/KLAL)|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
There were no injuries.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that a steering cable broke during landing.
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=791MH https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N791MH/history/20230329/1305Z/KLAL/KLAL https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=aabcd7&lat=27.983&lon=-82.024&zoom=15.0&showTrace=2023-03-29&leg=3 https://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=32351
(history & photos) https://flightaware.com/photos/view/427571-b2fff8d2af2e07a89e735a95e26544661e8631d2
Other occurrences involving this aircraft
|11 Jun 1953
||United States Air Force (USAF)
||Marana Auxiliary Field #3, Red Rock, AZ
|12 Sep 1958
||Armee de l Air
Wing section from this aircraft spotted at American Aero Services at New Smyrna Beach airport KEVB, Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 by Dan Marovitch - At the time I took the picture I didn't know about the incident, but the other side of the wing was wrinkled pretty bad and it was more visibly obviously bent upward at the outboard 6 feet or so.
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