Friday, May 31, 2019

Pipistrel Alpha Trainer, N40EN: Accident occurred May 29, 2019 near Salida Airport at Harriet Alexander Field (KANK), Chaffee County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA295
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Salida, CO
Aircraft: Pipistrel ALPHA TRAINER, registration: N40EN

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Date: 30-MAY-19
Time: 13:00:00Z
Regis#: N40EN
Aircraft Make: PIPISTREL LSA S R L
Aircraft Model: ALPHA TRAINER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

A Lakewood man crash landed a Pipistrel Alpha Trainer light sport aircraft in an open alfalfa field southwest of Salida Airport at Harriet Alexander Field off CR 140 sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Lelon Albert Lewis, 64, walked away from the accident and spent the night in a local hotel. He had no passengers.

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