Monday, September 25, 2017

Quicksilver GT, N5112S: Fatal accident occurred September 25, 2017 near Blackwood Airpark (TX46), Cleburne, Johnson 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; Irving, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Jade Cory Rogers:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA368
14 CFR Part 103: Ultralight
Accident occurred Monday, September 25, 2017 in Cleburne, TX
Aircraft: Eris E. Ervin Quicksilver, registration: N5112S
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 September 25, 2017, about 1730 central daylight time, a Quicksilver GT 400S ultralight aircraft, N5112S, impacted terrain in Cleburne, Texas. The uncertificated pilot, the sole occupant on board, was fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed. The aircraft was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 103 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the accident site. The local flight originated from Blackwood Airport (TX46), Cleburne, Texas, about 1725.

Preliminary information indicates the aircraft took off on runway 17 from TX46. During the initial climb out, the engine lost power. The pilot turned in an attempt to return to the airport. Control was lost and the aircraft impacted terrain behind an apartment complex.

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A 40-year-old Meridian man was killed in an light aircraft crash in Cleburne Monday evening, authorities said.

Jade Rogers was killed when his Quicksilver GT-400 crashed into a fence at an apartment complex at 3224 Celeste Road in Cleburne about 5:30 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website.

The Blackwood Airpark is nearby on North Main Street.

Rogers was the only person aboard the light sport craft.

The Federal Aviation Authority and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

No other details were available Tuesday.

Original article can be found here ➤

One person has died after a crash a involving an aircraft Monday evening in Cleburne, law enforcement officials said. 

The pilot was the only person aboard the plane, a light sport Quicksilver GT single-engine aircraft, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.  

It occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the 3200 block of Celeste Drive, near an airpark in the north part of the city, he said. 

It's unclear if there are any other injuries. 

The FAA is investigating the crash. 

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. 

Original article can be found here ➤

A single-engine light sport category Quicksilver GT aircraft with one person aboard crashed into an apartment complex Monday night. 

Cleburne Police and Fire are on scene now working with CareFlight ground EMS.

The crash site is in the vicinity of the Blackwood Air Park.

The FAA will be investigating the crash. 

Original article can be found here ➤

Jade Rogers
Date of Birth: 8/3/1977, Age 40
Date of Death:  9/25/2017
White M
Police Department:Cleburne Police Department
Police Svc #: 17002232

Deceased Address: 307 S. Broadway, Meridian, Texas 76665

Time Of Death 5:38 PM

Occurred Location: 3224 Celeste Rd., Cleburne, Texas 76033

Place Of Death: Yard/fence of apartment complex

Prosector: Marc Krouse, M.D.

Place Of Death Address: 3224 Celeste Rd., Cleburne, Texas

Manner Of Death: ACCIDENT



Anonymous said...

Rest in peace I think we might find this accident falls under the category of there are old pilots and there are bold Pilots but there's not very many old and bold Pilots

Missdolly55 said...

Life is short and precious. Prayers for his family. God comfort them. I hope he knew the Lord Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Bloody Jesus freaks, gotta throw their two cents in...

Anonymous said...

Appears to have attempted the "impossible turn".