Sunday, July 21, 2019

Flight Test: Super Koala, N220FF; accident occurred July 06, 2019 at Mercer County Regional Airport (KHZE), Mercer County Regional Airport (KHZE)

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Hazen, ND
Accident Number: CEN19LA219
Date & Time: 07/06/2019, 1045 CDT
Registration: N220FF
Aircraft: Freeman SUPER KOALA
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Flight Test

On July 6, 2019, at 1045 central daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Freeman Super Koala, N220FF, experienced a hard landing during a return to Mercer County Regional Airport (HZE), Hazen, North Dakota. The pilot was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the airplane owner under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a maintenance test flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight originated from HZE.

The airplane had undergone reassembly of its wings and flight control rigging prior to the flight. The accident occurred following a loss of aileron control. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Freeman
Registration: N220FF
Model/Series: SUPER KOALA
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Individual
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As:  
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BIS, 1661 ft msl
Observation Time: 1052 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 46 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4300 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.29 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hazen, ND (HZE)
Destination: Hazen, ND (HZE)

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: 

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