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Quicksilver Sport 2S, N396DF: Accident occurred September 09, 2016 in Cleveland, White County, Georgia

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

NTSB Identification: ERA16CA314
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 09, 2016 in Cleveland, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/2017
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 of the experimental, amateur-built airplane reported that he was demonstrating turns for the passenger while flying at a low altitude when he lost control of the airplane and “stalled.” The airplane collided with trees and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, wings, and empennage. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed and his exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

CLEVELAND -- One person received minor injuries when an experimental amateur-built aircraft with two people on board crashed behind a home at 4879 Highway 115 East in the Leaf community east of Cleveland on September 9th, 2016.

Emergency personnel responded to the crash just before noon Saturday, September 10th. 

White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said a passenger was injured in the crash, and was checked out by White County EMS personnel Friday night, September 9th, though emergency personnel were not aware those injuries were related to an aircraft incident. 

For unexplained reasons the aircraft crash was not properly reported until Saturday morning, September 10th, Murphy said. 

Murphy said the scene has been secured and turned over to White County Sheriff’s Office, who, along with the Federal Aviation Administration, will be investigating. 

An Federal Aviation Administration representative was scheduled to be at the crash site Saturday afternoon, September 10th.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG! Who was this knuckle head! This reads like a movie script, you couldn't make this shit up.......