Monday, May 8, 2017

Quicksilver Sport 2S R582, N228KM: Accident occurred May 05, 2017 at Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport (TJAB), Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA261 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 05, 2017 in Arecibo, PR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/2017
Aircraft: QUICKSILVER MANUFACTURING INC SPORT2S R582, registration: N228KM
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 in the weight-shift-controlled aircraft reported that he was performing a maintenance flight about 40 ft above ground level. He recalled that he remained in the pattern and that he was in a level flight profile when the left wing struck a tree. The aircraft fell to the ground and sustained substantial damage to the left wing strut and trailing edge tubes.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the weight-shift-controlled aircraft 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 see and avoid trees during low-altitude flight. 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Juan

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N228KM

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA261
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 05, 2017 in Arecibo, PR
Aircraft: QUICKSILVER MANUFACTURING INC SPORT2S R582, registration: N228KM
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 in the weight-shift-controlled aircraft reported that he was performing a maintenance flight about 40 ft. above ground level. He recalled that he remained in the pattern and he was in a level flight profile when the left wing struck a tree. The aircraft fell to the ground and sustained substantial damage to the left wing strut and trailing edge tubes.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the weight-shift-controlled aircraft that would have precluded normal operation.

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