Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Vans RV-6, N700MJ: Accident occurred May 13, 2016 in McKinney, Collin County, Texas


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fort Worth AFW FSDO-19

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA185
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 13, 2016 in McKinney, TX
Aircraft: JEWETT BRANDON RV 6, registration: N700MJ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On May 13, 2016, about 0830 central daylight time, a kit built Vans RV-6 airplane, N700MJ, departed the runway and impacted trees during an attempted takeoff from the Aero Country Airport (T31), McKinney, Texas. The private rated pilot was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

An initial report from the pilot stated that during the takeoff roll, the airplane veered off the runway and into some trees. He added that the airspeed was too low for the rudder to be effective, and suspected that something must have broken.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration Inspector noted the airplane had sustained substantial damage to both wings and fuselage. 

The airplane was retained for further examination.

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