Accident Van's RV-9A N192MH, 25 Jul 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-9A
Registration: N192MH
MSN: 90556
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tryon, NE -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Greeley-Weld County Airport, CO (GXY/KGXY)
Destination airport:Cherokee County Regional Airport, IA (KCKP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On July 25, 2022, at 0839 central daylight time, an experimental, amateur built Vans RV-9A airplane, N192MH, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Tryon, Nebraska. The pilot and student pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Preliminary radar data and air traffic control communications indicate the airplane departed Greeley-Weld County Airport (GXY) Greeley, Colorado, about 0715 and flew northeast towards its intended destination of (CKP) Cherokee , Iowa, at an altitude of 9,500 ft mean sea level (msl). The pilot requested visual flight rules (VFR) flight following with air traffic control (ATC) during the flight. While enroute the pilot reported to ATC they were climbing through 11,500 ft and requested a “tops report” regarding the height of clouds in the area. ATC subsequently reported to the pilot the location of heavy precipitation on the radar scope.

The ATC controller then queried N192MH whether they were changing their destination due to a sudden change in their direction of flight. The pilot advised they were trying to remain clear of clouds and requested to be pointed into a direction that was clear of clouds. The controller advised there were no PIREPs in the area and reissued the depicted precipitation. The pilot advised they were going to climb and attempt to get on top of a cloud layer. The controller instructed the pilot to maintain VFR. The pilot then reported climbing through 12,300 ft and still in the “soup.” Radar then indicated the airplane was descending through 7,600 feet. The controller attempted to contact N192MH; however, there was no response.

Two witnesses reported they were in their home when they heard a loud “boom” that “shook their house. One witness ran outside and observed the airplane overfly the house “in a spiral” before it impacted the ground. He also observed pieces of the airplane falling to the ground near the home.

The airplane wreckage was located along a line beginning about one mile northwest of the main wreckage. The first pieces of wreckage in the debris field were the rudder and portions of the vertical stabilizer. The left wing and right horizontal stabilizer were located about the midpoint of the debris field, and the left horizontal stabilizer was located about .2 miles northwest of the main wreckage. The main wreckage consisted of the fuselage, cockpit, engine, propeller, and most of the right wing. The wreckage debris path was consistent with an inflight breakup.

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Revision history:

25-Jul-2022 21:05 Captain Adam Added
25-Jul-2022 21:21 Geno Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code]
26-Jul-2022 02:06 johnwg Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
26-Jul-2022 02:10 johnwg Updated [Category]
26-Jul-2022 03:18 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2022 13:05 johnwg Updated [Time, Damage, Narrative, Category]
26-Jul-2022 22:32 RobertMB Updated [Time, Narrative]
27-Jul-2022 01:26 johnwg Updated [Time, Narrative]
27-Jul-2022 05:57 RobertMB Updated [Time, Narrative]
20-Aug-2022 17:42 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative, Category]

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