Saturday, March 23, 2019

ELA Aviation Eclipse 10, N512EA: Accident occurred November 21, 2018 in Kanab, Kane County, Utah

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N512EA

Location: Kanab, UT
Accident Number: GAA19CA077
Date & Time: 11/21/2018, 1600 MST
Registration: N512EA
Aircraft: SCOTT TAYLOR ECLIPSE 10
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during takeoff, from an unimproved soft dirt road, the tires started to "dig in" and the gyroplane veered left, he over corrected, and the gyroplane rolled onto its left side.

The gyroplane sustained substantil damage to the tailboom, and mast.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the gyroplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Gyroplane
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/01/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SCOTT TAYLOR
Registration: N512EA
Model/Series: ECLIPSE 10
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 05164841014
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/20/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 284 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 914UL
Registered Owner: ETTE Llc
Rated Power: 115 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KKNB, 4868 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2315 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 100°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 140°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hurricane, UT (1L8)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Kanab, UT
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1315 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  37.046944, -112.780000 (est)

No comments: