Saturday, July 9, 2016

Evolution Trikes REVO, N9912S; accident occurred July 09, 2016 at Cushing Field (0C8), Newark, Illinois and accident occurred May 24, 2014 near Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport (KJGG), Williamsburg, Virginia

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA W. Chicago-DuPage (NON Part 121) FSDO-03

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA263
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 09, 2016 in Newark, IL
Aircraft: EVOLUTION TRIKES REVO, registration: N9912S
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 July 9, 2016, about 1940 central daylight time, an Evolution Trikes Revo, weight-shift aircraft, N9912S, experienced a hard landing at the Cushing Field LTD Airport (0C8), Newark, Illinois. The student rated pilot, sole occupant, was seriously injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The aircraft was registered to and operated by 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.

An initial report from the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector stated that student rated pilot had little flight experience, but was endorsed for solo flight. The aircraft landed hard and flipped over, coming to rest upside down. 

The aircraft was retained for further examination.

A pilot is injured after an airplane crash Saturday morning near Newark. 

LaSalle County and Newark agencies responded at 9:41 a.m. to Cushing Field airport in the 4000 block of Route 71, where a Revo light sport aircraft had overturned on the runway while landing, according to a news release from the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office.

The pilot, a 62-year-old man from Warrenville, was flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, the release stated. The Associated Press reported that he was critically injured.

The crash is under investigation by the sheriff's office and the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the news release.

Original article can be found here:

A  Warrenville man was critically injured when the motorized glider he was piloting crashed at an airport west of Newark, Ill., in LaSalle County, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Crews from the Newark Fire Protection District were called at 9:41 a.m. to Cushing Field, 4076 Illinois Route 71 in unincorporated LaSalle County near Sheridan, said David Earl Thompson, a spokesman for the district.

They found an ultralight airplane had crashed on the runway at Cushing Field, and the 63-year-old man piloting the glider was trapped and critically injured, Thompson said. Crews began extrication and called for a LifeStar medical helicopter, Thompson said.

The man was trapped inside the glider, and required "heavy extrication" before crews could get him out and provide emergency treatment, Thompson said.

Original article can be found here:

SHERIDAN, Ill. (WLS) -- The pilot of a small aircraft was injured when his plane flipped over while trying to land Saturday morning, according to the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office.

The open cockpit plane came down hard on the landing, causing it to flip at Cushing Field Limited Airport in Sheridan Ill. at approximately 9:45 a.m.

The pilot was airlifted to a hospital in unknown condition.

NTSB Identification: ERA14CA262 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Williamsburg, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2014
Aircraft: EVOLUTION TRIKES REVO, registration: N9912S
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot stated that he was flying the weight-shift control aircraft over a river while the passenger took photos. As he slowed and descended the aircraft near a bird's nest in order for the passenger to capture a photo, the aircraft entered an aerodynamic stall. The pilot applied full engine power to recover, but the aircraft continued to sink before impacting the river, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot and passenger subsequently egressed and swam to the shore. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies of the aircraft or engine that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering at low altitude, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and impact with water.

JAMES CITY - Two Williamsburg men were rescued from the James River Saturday night after the ultralight aircraft they were flying stalled and crashed near a neighborhood off Greensprings Road.

Around 8:30 p.m., Virginia State Police were notified that a two-seat hanglider powered by an engine had gone down in the water, according to a statement from state police. Sgt. Michelle Anaya said the crash occurred near Mott Lane and Manion Drive in Drummonds Field.

John Williams, 62, was flying the REVO aircraft with 49-year-old Andrew Jackson in the passenger seat. Police said the pilot slowed below the minimum safe speed, causing the aircraft to stall and crash into the James River.

Bob Ryalls, James City Assistant Fire Chief, said the aircraft came down about 100 yards offshore at the end of Mott Lane. He said the Revo landed in about 5-6 feet of water.

"When units arrived, bystanders had picked up one of the riders on the aircraft and brought them in to shore," he said.

Ryalls said bystanders brought the second man to the shore before the fire department boat arrived on scene.

Jackson was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, police said. Williams refused treatment.

The aircraft was recovered from the water by the James City Fire and Rescue dive team, then towed to Williams home.

According to the statement, investigation is pending a consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office.

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