Propwash Airport

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Propwash Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerPropwash Owners Association Inc.
ServesJustin, Texas
Location15663 Cessna Road, Justin, TX 76247
Elevation AMSL804 ft / 245 m
Coordinates33°04′50″N 097°21′30″W / 33.08056°N 97.35833°W / 33.08056; -97.35833Coordinates: 33°04′50″N 097°21′30″W / 33.08056°N 97.35833°W / 33.08056; -97.35833
16X is located in Texas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 3,000 914 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft operations5,300
Based aircraft109
Sources: Federal Aviation Administration[1] except as noted

Propwash Airport (FAA LID: 16X) is a privately owned public airport in Justin, Denton County, Texas, United States, located approximately 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) west of the central business district.[1][2] The airport has no IATA or ICAO designation.[3]

The airport is used solely for general aviation purposes.


Propwash Airport covers 79 acres (32 ha) at an elevation of 804 feet (245 m) above mean sea level (AMSL), and has one runway:

  • Runway 17/35: 3,000 x 60 ft. (914 x 18 m), Surface: Asphalt[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2015, the airport had 5,300 aircraft operations, an average of 15 per day: 100% general aviation. At that time there were 109 aircraft based at this airport: 86% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 0% jets, 4% helicopters, 6% ultralights and 0% gliders.[1]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 1 March 2009: A Nanchang CJ-6, registration number N99YK, entered the traffic pattern to land after leading a 3-aircraft formation to Propwash Airport. During a very steep right turn towards the runway, the aircraft suddenly descended sharply and impacted terrain in a near-vertical nose-down attitude. The pilot and single passenger were killed. The accident was attributed to "The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed while maneuvering on approach, which resulted in an accelerated stall and subsequent loss of control. "[4]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 16X (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration, Effective 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Texas Airport Directory - Justin, Propwash (16X)" (PDF). Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  3. ^ "16X Justin [Propwash Airport], TX, US - Airport". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  4. ^ "NTSB Aviation Accident Final Report CEN09FA115". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 8 May 2018.

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