Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fly Hard Trikes SkyCycle: Fatal accident occurred October 16, 2016 in Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Nashville FSDO-19

UNREGISTERED ULTRALIGHT, SKYCYCLE, CRASHED IN A FIELD, THE 1 PERSON ON BOARD WAS FATALLY INJURED, NEAR HILLSBORO, TENNESSEE. 

Date: 16-OCT-16
Time: 21:50:00Z
Regis#: UNREGISTERED
Aircraft Model: SKYCYCLE
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Fatal
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: HILLSBORO
State: Tennessee

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov,  and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.





MANCHESTER, Tenn. - One person was killed in an ultralight plane crash in Coffee County.

The incident happened around 4:45 p.m. Sunday in the 2500 block of Prairie Plains Road.

Officials said 52-year-old Michael David Nelms was killed in the crash. His body was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office to determine the exact cause of death. 

Those on the scene said they could see the ultralight plane. Parts of the emergency chute were wrapped around a fence and power line.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration were called to the scene. The cause of the crash was under investigation. 

Source:  http://www.newschannel5.com

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