Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nelson Woody, N525AG: Accident occurred July 18, 2016 at Hope Municipal Airport (M18), Hempstead County, Arkansas


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Little Rock FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA271
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 18, 2016 in Hope, AR
Aircraft: GERALD NELSON NELSON WOODY, registration: N525AG
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 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 July 18, 2016, about 0930 central standard time, a Nelson Woody homebuilt experimental airplane, N525AG, registered to the pilot, sustained substantial damage after veering off the runway during landing rollout at the Hope Municipal Airport (M18), Hope, Arkansas. The private pilot sustained serious injuries and one passenger sustained minor injuries. The personal flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the vicinity and a flight plan was not filed. The flight originated from M18 about 0900.

According to local responders, the airplane was conducting touch and go landings at M18 on runway 16. Upon a normal touchdown, the aircraft veered to the left off the runway surface. There were ground impressions of the left wingtip striking the ground and propeller marks on the ground. Evidence showed that the airplane bounced after it departed the runway and impacted the ground resulting in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. Both occupants exited the aircraft and the pilot was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.


UPDATE - Both men remain hospitalized with broken bones and lacerations.

HOPE – A small aircraft crash just before noon Monday, injured two men with non-life threatening injuries.

Details on what caused the crash are unavailable as of now; whether a FAA or NTSB investigation will be required is unknown at this time.

Both men were transported to local hospitals.

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