Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SkyStar Kitfox Series 5, N956ML: Fatal accident occurred June 03, 2017 at Heritage Airpark (TE86), New Berlin, Guadalupe County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Michael S. Logan:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA208
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 03, 2017 in New Berlin, TX
Aircraft: Michael S. Logan Kitfox, registration: N956ML
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 aircraft accident report.

On June 3, 2017, about 1435 central daylight time, a SkyStar Kitfox Series 5 amateur-built airplane, N956ML, impacted terrain at Heritage Airpark (TE86), New Berlin, Texas. The private pilot, the sole person on board was fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The flight was being operated as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight, and no flight plan had been filed. Day visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site about the time of the accident. The local flight originated from TE86, about 1400.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors, the pilot's wife said her husband was going to practice touch-and-go landings. There were no witnesses to the accident. The inspectors said all of the wreckage was within a 15-foot radius of the point of impact, and there were ground signatures consistent with the airplane spinning on impact. There was fire after impact that consumed much of the airplane. Flight control continuity was established.

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Michael S. "Mike" Logan 
September 18, 1956 - June 03, 2017

Michael S. “Mike” Logan, age 60 of La Vernia, passed away on June 3, 2017. 

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Josh Snyder officiating and military honors. 

Private interment will be held at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Additional services will be held in Warner Robins, Georgia. 

Mike was born on September 18, 1956 in Topeka Kansas to Kenneth William and Ruth (Ashley) Logan. He is preceded in death by his brother, Byron Logan and his father-in-law, Harry A. Stanton. 

Survivors include his loving wife, Suzanne S. Logan; daughter, Erin Logan; parents, Ken and Ruth Logan; brothers, Kevin Logan and wife Annette, and David Logan and wife Teresa; mother-in-law, Mary Stanton; sisters-in-law, Lyndy Werdin and husband Dave, Cindy Langanki and husband Dan, and Sarah Cray and husband Ron; brother-in-law, Patrick Stanton and wife Brenda; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members and many friends. 

In honor of Mike, the family suggests wearing Hawaiian shirts or other happy clothes. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Erin Logan educational fund or the EAA Young Eagles Program.

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