Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sky Arrow LSA, N600US, USAero LLC: Accident occurred June 02, 2017 in Chapman, Dickinson County, Kansas

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA319 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 02, 2017 in Chapman, KS
Injuries: 1 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 reported that, during takeoff from a private turf airstrip, about 50 ft. above ground, the airplane encountered a gust of wind that "quickly" lifted the left wing and pushed the airplane to the right. He added that he attempted to level the wings, but he "did not have enough aileron." Subsequently, the airplane impacted terrain in a nose low, right wing down attitude.

The fuselage and both wings sustained substantial damage.

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

The pilot reported that the temperature was 85?, the sky was clear, and the wind was from 200° at 5 knots, and not gusting. He took off on runway 23.

An automated weather observation station, about 14 nautical miles from the accident airport, recorded wind from 170° at 9 knots, gusting to 20 knots. 

DICKSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – According to the Kansas Highway Patrol a man was injured following an accident involving his aircraft on Friday. 

The accident happened just after 3:00 p.m. four miles south of Chapman.

Authorities reported that the 2016 Sky Arrow LSA aircraft was taking off on runway 23, was approximately 15 feet off of the ground and encountered cross winds. The right wing tipped and struck the ground and then rolled.

Michael Farley, 54, of Port Orange, Florida was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. Farley was the pilot of the aircraft. No one else was injured.

Original article can be found here:

DICKINSON COUNTY- One person was injured in a small plane crash just after 3 p.m. Friday in Dickinson County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2016 Sky Arrow LSA piloted by Michael Farley, 54, Port Orange, FL., was taking off on runway 23 four miles south of Chapman.

The aircraft was approximately 15 feet off the ground and encountered crosswinds. The right wing tipped and struck the ground and the aircraft rolled.

Farley was transported to Geary Community Hospital.

Original article can be found here:

AIRCRAFT:    2016 Magnaghi Aeronautica Sky Arrow LSA; N600US; sn LSA026

ENGINE - M&M, S/N:       Rotax 912 ULS2-01     sn 6785408

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N:       Warp Drive 3 Blade     sn T13468

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:   41 TT              



OTHER EQUIPMENT:  Garmin GTR225A, Dynon SkyView

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft crashed off side of runway during takeoff.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Aircraft sustained substantial damages, including fuselage, cockpit, wings, engine mount.  

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:         Westport Airport, Wichita, KS

REMARKS:    Sold AS IS/WHERE IS.  Aircraft is disassembled.  Logbooks Included with salvage.

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