Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Extra EA-300S, N68PW, Precision Aerosports LLC: Accident occurred May 20, 2017 at Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (KPDT), Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
Precision Aerosports LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N68PW

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA116

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Pendelton, OR
Aircraft: EXTRA FLUGZEUGBAU EA 300/S, registration: N68PW
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircr
aft accident report.

On May 20, 2017, about 1303 Pacific daylight time, an experimental Extra Flugzeugbau EA 300/S, N68PW, sustained substantial damage after the canopy separated from the airplane during takeoff roll at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton (PDT) Pendleton, Oregon. The airplane was registered to and operated by Precision Aerosports, LLC under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The Airline Transport pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the local flight.

During a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge (IIC), the pilot stated that shortly after the start of the takeoff roll, the canopy began to lift up and then separated from the airplane. 

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

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