Sunday, July 3, 2016

QuickSilver Sprint2S, N250AB: Accident occurred July 02, 2016 in Bullard, Cherokee County, Texas

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N250AB

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA244
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 02, 2016 in Bullard, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/26/2017
Aircraft: POLLACK QUICKSILVER SPRINT2S, registration: N250AB
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airline transport pilot stated that a preflight check of the flight controls revealed no anomalies, and he and the passenger taxied the float-equipped airplane from its dock onto the lake for takeoff. The pilot reported that, shortly after takeoff, the flight controls felt abnormal, and he elected to return to the lake for landing. He stated that he could not correct the airplane’s bank angle before touching down, and the airplane landed hard on the water in a right bank. The pilot and passenger egressed, and the airplane subsequently sank. Attempts to locate and retrieve the airplane following the accident were unsuccessful; therefore, no examination of the airplane was performed, and the reason for the pilot’s reported control difficulties could not be determined.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
A loss of airplane control during landing for reasons that could not be determined, because the airplane sank and was not recovered.

On July 2, 2016, about 1945 central daylight time, a Pollack Quicksilver Sprint2S airplane, N250AB, impacted Lake Palestine, Texas, during a forced landing. The airline transport rated pilot and his passenger were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions existed in the area of the accident site about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.


According to the pilot's accident report, he performed a preflight check of the airplane while it was tied to a dock. He taxied out about 1930 and the flight control check was "all good." The pilot started a takeoff to the south and after takeoff, the controls did not feel right. He arrested the climb out and turned north. The controls still did not "seem right" so the pilot turned right to return for a landing. He could not arrest all of the right turn and landed hard with a right bank. The airplane impacted the water with its right float first and the float took on water. The airplane remained afloat as the pilot began towing it to shore. The towing process was delayed as wardens and troopers requested reports and it was during this time that the airplane sank. The pilot hired a salvage company. However, the airplane was not located and therefore could not be examined as part of this investigation.


NTSB Identification: CEN16LA244
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 02, 2016 in Bullard, TX
Aircraft: POLLACK QUICKSILVER SPRINT2S, registration: N250AB
Injuries: 2 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 July 2, 2016, about 1945 central daylight time, a Pollack Quicksilver Sprint2S airplane, N250AB, impacted Lake Palestine, near Bullard, Texas, during a rejected takeoff. The pilot and passenger were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions existed in the area of the accident site about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

According to preliminary information, the pilot reported that there was a mechanical malfunction in the flight control system during the takeoff and he rejected the takeoff.


Cherokee County, Texas --   Emergency crews are on scene of a plane which crashed into Lake Palestine early Saturday evening. 


The ultralight plane crashed into the southern part of the lake around 8:30.

We are told two people were inside the plane when it crash. However, they have been rescued and are okay. 

At this time it's unknown why the plane went down. 

Crews are working to pull the plane from the lake. 

Story and video:  http://www.myeasttex.com


CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX --   Officials are investigating after a plane crashed on Lake Palestine Saturday evening.

According to the Department of Public Safety, the ultralight plane crashed after 8:30 p.m. near Charlya Drive.

Two people were on the Quicksilver MX II Sprint LSA Light Sport Aircraft Ultralight plane when the crash occurred, according to the FAA. They say it was a hard landing float plane aviation accident. There were no injuries.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

Story and video:  http://www.kltv.com

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