Sunday, May 14, 2017

Pipistrel Virus SW, N616NG : Accident occurred May 13, 2017 at Driftwood Ranch Airport (XA86), Weatherford, Parker County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fort Worth, Texas

http://registry.faa.gov/N616NG

Aircraft while doing touch and goes, crashed onto grass strip.

Date: 13-MAY-17
Time: 23:20:00Z
Regis#: N616NG
Aircraft Make: PIPISTREL DOO AJDOVSCINA
Aircraft Model: VIRUS
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WEATHERFORD
State: TEXAS


WEATHERFORD, Texas  -   Authorities are investigating what brought down a small aircraft on Saturday.

Preliminary reports indicate that two people were injured.

The aircraft went down about 6:10 p.m. at a private airstrip in the Driftwood Ranch gated community in Parker County, according to Lonny Haschel, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman.

The 47-year-old pilot and a 34-year-old passenger were the only two occupants on board at the time of the crash, Haschel said. 

Both men, who have not been identified, were transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth with serious injuries, Haschel said.

The aircraft was described as a 2015 Pipistrel Virus SW, single-engine, fixed wing aircraft, Haschel said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and will be conducting an investigation into the crash.

Original article can be found here:  http://www.star-telegram.com

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