Saturday, May 6, 2017

Europa Classic, N7854M: Accident occurred May 05, 2017 at Wellington Municipal Airport (KEGT), Sumner County, Kansas

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA273
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 05, 2017 in Wellington, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/2017
Aircraft: ADRIAN GEORGE W EUROPA CLASSIC, registration: N7854M
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 pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing, “about 4-6 ft” above the runway, the airspeed decreased, and the airplane aerodynamically stalled. He added that the airplane landed hard, veered off the runway to the right, and came to rest with the nose down.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s improper landing flare and exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack during landing, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing, "about 4-6 ft." above the runway, the airspeed decreased and the airplane aerodynamically stalled. He added that the airplane landed hard, veered off the runway to the right, and came to rest with the nose down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N7854M

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA273 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 05, 2017 in Wellington, KS
Aircraft: ADRIAN GEORGE W EUROPA CLASSIC, registration: N7854M
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 pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing, "about 4-6 ft." above the runway, the airspeed decreased and the airplane aerodynamically stalled. He added that the airplane landed hard, veered off the runway to the right, and came to rest with the nose down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
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SUMNER COUNTY – A Kansas man avoided injury when an airplane stalled just after 6:30p.m. Friday in Sumner County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Europa Classic piloted by Danny C. Lacoss, 66, Mulvane, was attempting to land when the airspeed got too low.

The fixed wing, single-engine aircraft stalled on final approach, entered an uncontrollable descent, and struck the ground.

Lacoss was the only person on the aircraft. He was not injured.

Original article can be found here: https://www.hayspost.com

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