Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rans S-19 VenTerra, N39KB: Accident occurred July 06, 2016 at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport (3D2), Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin

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FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13

NTSB Identification: CEN16CA258
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 06, 2016 in Ephraim, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2016
Aircraft: BOYD KENNETH C RANS S-19, registration: N39KB
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 was flying the airplane from the right seat which he was not experienced in doing. He reported the approach was unstabilized, but he continued the landing resulting in a loss of control and subsequent hard landing. In addition, the pilot did not have access to the pitch trim control which was located on the left seat yoke which most likely contributed to the unstabilized approach.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's decision to continue the landing from an unstabilized approach which resulted in a loss of control and subsequent hard landing.

Emergency personnel check over Ken Boyd's Rans S-19 VenTerra after the single-engine aircraft crash-landed at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport on Wednesday.

A Rans S-19 VenTerra is towed to a hangar after crash landing at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport on Wednesday.

Ken Boyd of Baileys Harbor looks over the damage to his Rans S-19 VenTerra after a crash landing Wednesday afternoon at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

Damage to a Rans S-19 VenTerra is evident after a crash landing Wednesday afternoon at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

No one was injured when a small plane carrying two men was involved in what the pilot called a landing accident at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport Wednesday afternoon.

Boyd said he brought the single-engine Rans S-19 Venterra down on the runway too slow. The hard landing caused damage to propeller, nose of plane, nose wheel, wing and other dents.

A friend he identified only as Jim was in the plane with him, but neither was injured.

Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle said the call came in at about 2:30 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

Gibraltar Fire Chief Jerrad Anderson said Door County Emergency Medical Services checked the two men over and then the fire department checked for leaking fuel.

The airport's runway was expected to be closed for three hours following the incident, Anderson said.

The Venterra is a two-seat, low-wing monoplane available as a complete factory-built aircraft and in kit form for experimental aircraft enthusiasts.

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