Friday, July 20, 2018

Bailey-Moyes Dragonfly B, N7008Z: Accident occurred July 19, 2018 in Buckley, Pierce County, Washington

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Buckley, WA
Accident Number: WPR18LA204
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 1420 PDT
Registration: N7008Z
Aircraft: MICROLITES PTYLTD Dragonfly B
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, 2018, about 1420 Pacific daylight time, an experimental Moyes/Bailey Microlites PTYLTD Dragonfly B Model airplane, N7008Z, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in Buckley, Washington. The airline transport pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was privately owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Burnett Landing Airport (WN15), Wilkeson, Washington a short time before the accident.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors responded to the accident site and reported that the parachute had been deployed. The airplane sustained damage throughout the entire frame. The engine was visually examined with no obvious holes in the engine case. Fuel was observed leaking from the fuel pump and fuel filter; the components were removed and examined with no discrepancies identified.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N7008Z
Model/Series: Dragonfly B
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:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPLU, 539 ft msl
Observation Time: 1415 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3500 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Wilkeson, WA (WN15)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  47.127500, -122.063611 (est)

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