Monday, June 20, 2016

Unregistered experimental ultralight: Fatal accident occurred June 20, 2016 at Conway Municipal Airport / Cantrell Field (KCXW), Conway,Faulkner County, Arkansas

Kathryn's Report:

Date: 20-JUN-16
Time: 16:56:00Z
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Fatal
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Little Rock FSDO-11
State: Arkansas


A man was killed Monday when his ultralight trike crashed at the Conway airport.

Adrian Clark, 64, of Cabot was killed around noon when the trike he was flying began to nose dive after reaching around 30 feet in altitude, according to witnesses.

An ultralight trike is similar to a hang glider. The Federal Aviation Administration considers the craft unregistered and experimental and does not investigate when they crash.

Officials said the Conway airport is not allowed to prohibit use from flying the ultralight trikes because it is a federally-funded, public-use airport.

Two other men were at the airport with the pilot — one identified himself as the pilot’s son — when the craft went down.

Clark was air evacuated to the University of Arkansas-Medical Services in Little Rock, where he died from his injuries late Monday afternoon. 

Original article can be found here:

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Police in Conway say a Cabot man was killed when the ultralight aircraft he was piloting crashed at the Conway airport.

Police spokeswoman LaTresha Woodruff says 64-year-old Adrian Clark died at a Little Rock hospital where he was taken after the crash about noon Monday.

Woodruff says Clark was piloting a weight-shift-control trike. Woodruff says witnesses told police that the aircraft reached an altitude of about 30 feet, then nose-dived into the ground.

Woodruff says the Federal Aviation Administration considers the aircraft unregistered and experimental and will not investigate the crash.

Police said the pilot of a small aircraft that crashed at the Conway airport Monday died from his injuries.

Conway police spokesman LaTresha Woodruff said 64-year-old Adrian Clark of Cabot died from the injuries sustained in the crash after being airlifted to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock.

Woodruff said witnesses saw a weight-shift-control trike, reach an altitude of 30 feet before nose-diving into the ground around noon.

The FAA considers this type of craft as unregistered and experimental and won't investigate the crash, Woodruff said.

Because the airport is a federally funded for public use, Woodruff said, police can't prohibit craft such as hang gliders.

Police earlier identified the craft that crashed as a plane.

Original article can be found here:

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A man who was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital after his weight-shift-control trike crashed at the Conway Municipal Airport has reportedly died from his injuries. 

According to Conway Police Department PIO LaTresha Woodruff, the man was identified as 64-year-old Adrian Clark of Cabot. 

Reports stated that the aircraft was an weight-shift-control trike.

Two other men were on scene with him when the crash occurred around noon.  Witnesses indicated the craft reached approximately 30 feet before nose diving. 

Reports state that FAA considers the craft unregistered experimental and will not be investigating the incident. According to Conway city officials, because the airport is a federally funded public use airport, they cannot prohibit the flying of such crafts.

Original article can be found here:

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