Saturday, December 15, 2018

Quicksilver MXLII Sport, N350FT: Fatal accident occurred December 14, 2018 near Shannon Airport (KEZF), Fredericksburg, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

https://registry.faa.gov/N350FT

Date: 14-DEC-18
Time: 12:35:00Z
Regis#: N350FT
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: MXLII SPORT
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: FREDERICKSBURG

State: VIRGINIA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


An Occoquan man died from injuries suffered when his ultralight plane crashed just outside Shannon Airport, Virginia State Police confirmed Saturday. 

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Leonardo Ospina Villada was transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries Friday. He was the lone occupant of the private, ultralight aircraft, she said. 

The crash occurred at 7:40 a.m.  Friday just outside the airport off Tidewater Trail in Spotsylvania County. In a news release Saturday, Geller said the fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft had just taken off from the airport.

"It banked to the left and was caught by the wind, which forced the plane to crash into the ground," the release said.

The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue were at the scene when state troopers arrived.

Geller said state police, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

Joe Leffel, who works at Zentech next to the airport, said he was watching the ultralight before he went into work Friday morning.

“The pilot was taking off and going a hundred feet or so down the runway, then landing again,” Leffel wrote in an email to The Free Lance–Star. “I assume he was practicing his takeoff and landing at short distances to get the feel of the plane. I watched him from 7:20 to 7:30 a.m. He was still doing what I just mentioned when I went into work.

“My prayers go out to the pilot and family,” he said.

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











FREDERICKSBURG — Virginia State Police responded to a plane crash Friday morning just outside Shannon Airport.

A private, ultralight craft crashed on federal land just outside the airport, near Slaughter Pen Farm Historic Site, at about 7:45 a.m.

One person, the pilot, received treatment at the scene and was taken to Mary Washington Hospital with serious injuries, state police said. There was no one else on board.

Joe Leffel, who works at Zentech next to the airport, said he was watching the ultralight before he went into work that morning.

“The pilot was taking off and going a hundred feet or so down the runway, then landing again,” Leffel wrote in an email to the Free Lance–Star. “I assume he was practicing his takeoff and landing at short distances to get the feel of the plane.”

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

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