Saturday, April 15, 2017

Aeropro EUROFOX LSA, N340TP: Accident occurred April 15, 2017 at at Oakwell RC Airfield, Kingsland, Camden County, Georgia

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

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA157
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Kingsland, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/07/2017
Aircraft: AEROPRO CZ EUROFOX LSA, registration: N340TP
Injuries: 1 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 commercial pilot, who was also the owner of the experimental, light-sport airplane, stated that the airplane approached the grass strip with "all systems operating correctly" and that he performed a side slip to lose altitude and align the airplane with the field. The airplane descended "very quickly," and at touchdown, the nose landing gear dug in and collapsed, and the airplane then nosed over and came to rest inverted. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector witnessed the accident, and a video of the accident was posted on a local media website. The inspector's description and the landing shown in the video were consistent with the pilot's description of events. The airplane landed hard in a flat attitude, the nose landing gear collapsed immediately, and the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing and subsequent nose-over.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N340TP

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA157
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Kingsland, GA
Aircraft: AEROPRO CZ EUROFOX LSA, registration: N340TP
Injuries: 1 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 commercial pilot, who was also the owner of the experimental light-sport airplane stated that the airplane approached the grass strip with "all systems operating correctly," he performed a side slip to lose altitude and align the airplane with the field. The airplane descended "very quickly," and at touchdown the nose landing gear dug in, collapsed, and the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector witnessed the accident, and a video of the accident was posted on a local media website. The inspector's description and the landing depicted in the video was consistent with the pilot's description of events. The airplane landed hard in a flat attitude, the nose landing gear collapsed immediately, and the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted.



KINGSLAND, Ga. - An airplane crashed Saturday at a model airshow on Clarks Bluff Road near the First United Pentecostal Church, the Camden County Fire Rescue Department said.

The pilot was attempting to land a EuroFOX light-sport airplane on the site where a model airshow was being held.

Officials said the pilot was not injured and walked away from the crash. 

The EuroFOX is a Slovakian-built two-seat light high-winged aircraft. 

A viewer sent News4Jax a video of the crash at 11:13 a.m.

There was no word regarding any investigation into the crash. 

Story and video:   http://www.news4jax.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thats going to hurt !