Thursday, June 16, 2016

Flight Design CTSW, N302CT: Accident occurred June 15, 2016 in Sealy, Austin County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Aviation Accident Factual Report  -  National Transportation Safety Board:

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Houston FSDO-09

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA221
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Sealy, TX
Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH CTSW HXB, registration: N302CT
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 June 15, 2016, about 1430 central daylight time, a Flight Design GMBH CTSW HXB, N302CT, collided with trees during a forced landing at Gloster Aerodrome (1XA7), Houston, Texas. The studemt pilot and flight instructor both sustained minor injuries. The airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by the student pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight was originating.

According to the flight instructor, shortly after takeoff from runway 25 (about 500 feet AGL), the engine started running rough and lost all power. The instructor took control of the airplane and made a 180-degree turn back to airport. A forced landing to runway 07 was attempted but due to a strong tailwind, the airplane collided with trees to the right of the runway.

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