Friday, January 19, 2018

Velocity XL-RG, N787SB, registered to Cloud Catcher Properties Inc and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred January 15, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

Cloud Catcher Properties Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N787SB

Location: Santa Fe, NM
Accident Number: CEN18LA077
Date & Time: 01/15/2018, 1935 MST
Registration: N787SB
Aircraft: BRYK STEVEN L VELOCITY XL RG
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 15, 2018, about 1935 mountain standard time, an experimental, amateur-built Velocity XL-RG single-engine airplane, N787SB, collided with terrain during a forced landing near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The private pilot sustained serious injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Cloud Catcher Properties, Inc, and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 with an activated flight plan. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site. The personal flight departed Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport (LBL), Liberal, Kansas, about 1832 central standard time, with the intended destination of Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF), Santa Fe, New Mexico.

According to preliminary information, the pilot departed LBL under visual flight rules (VFR) and contacted air traffic control (ATC) for VFR flight following to SAF. The pilot subsequently told the controller that the airplane had encountered instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and that the airplane was accumulating airframe structural icing at 9,000 ft mean sea level (msl). The pilot, who was instrument rated, requested an instrument flight rules (IFR) clearance to SAF. The controller issued a heading change and told the pilot to climb to 10,000 ft msl; however, the pilot reported that he was unable to maintain altitude and declared an emergency. The final radar return was recorded 8.5 miles southeast of SAF at 300 ft above ground level (agl).

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors, who responded to the accident site the following morning, the airplane had landed in rough terrain about 8 miles southeast of SAF. The FAA inspectors observed several accumulations of structural ice on the airframe and along the wreckage debris path. The FAA inspectors also reported that flight control continuity was confirmed at the accident site, the landing gear was found fully retracted, and that the composite propeller had fragmented during impact with terrain. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BRYK STEVEN L
Registration: N787SB
Model/Series: VELOCITY XL RG NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night/Dark
Observation Facility, Elevation: SAF, 6349 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -3°C / -6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 21 knots/ 27 knots, 130°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Departure Point: Liberal, KS (LBL)
Destination: Santa Fe, NM (SAF)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  35.543056, -105.983056 (est)

SANTA FE — The National Transportation Safety Board continues their investigation of  the crash of a small plane on a flight from Kansas to New Mexico.

The fixed wing-single engine aircraft was unable to maintain altitude due to icing and crashed in a field approximately four miles southeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico, according to Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Officials said the pilot called a regional emergency communications center about 8 p.m. Monday to report the crash.

First responders found the crash site just after 3a.m. Tuesday, according to Lunsford.

The pilot was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, according to Sheriff Robert Garcia

The pilot remains hospitalized.  Garcia said they had not released the pilot’s name because they had not contacted the pilot’s relatives.  The aircraft is registered to Cloud Catcher Properties in Klamath Falls, Oregon, according to the FAA.

SANTA FE — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a small plane on a flight form Kansas to New Mexico. The pilot was hospitalized in critical condition.

Santa Fe Sheriff’s officials say the pilot called a regional emergency communications center about 8 p.m. Monday to report the crash.

The man provided coordinates directing emergency personnel east of the Rancho San Marcos subdivision off State Road 14.

Sheriff’s deputies say the man was found at the crash site and complained of leg, back and arm injuries.

He told authorities he was flying from Kansas to Santa Fe and his single-engine aircraft iced up and lost lift as he flew through a storm toward the Santa Fe Airport.

The New Mexico State Police have not responded to a request for the pilot’s name.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.hayspost.com 




A pilot is hospitalized in Santa Fe with serious injuries after crashing his single-engine plane south of Santa Fe while flying from Kansas to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

In a news release Tuesday, the sheriff’s office confirmed that the pilot had called the Santa Fe Regional Emergency Communications Center from his cellphone around 8 p.m. Monday and told dispatchers he had crashed.

It took rescue crews more than two and half hours to find the plane and the pilot in the cold darkness in an area east of the Rancho San Marcos subdivision off N.M. 14.

The pilot, who complained of injuries in his leg, back and arm, was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he was still in critical condition Tuesday, Capt. Nathan Segura of the sheriff’s office said.

Segura said that after the pilot flew his 2003 Velocity aircraft through a storm, the plane iced over and lost altitude, which led to the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, the news release said.

Original article ➤ http://www.santafenewmexican.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Velocity XL-RG, N787SB, registered to Cloud Catcher Properties Inc and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred January 15, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Update 2017 to 2018.