Thursday, August 15, 2019

Extra EA 300/L, N19AM: Accident occurred August 14, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Mesa, AZ
Accident Number: WPR19LA218
Date & Time: 08/14/2019, 0725 MST
Registration: N19AM
Aircraft: Extra EA300
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On August 14, 2019, about 0725 mountain standard time, an Extra Flugzeugbau 300/L airplane, N19AM, impacted terrain subsequent to a loss of engine power near Mesa, Arizona. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was operated by Aviation Performance Solutions, LLC, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a company flight plan was filed. The local flight departed Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA), Mesa, about 0625.

A representative of the operator reported that while the airplane was maneuvering in a designated practice area, the engine lost power. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to restore engine power, the pilot maneuvered the airplane to an open field and landed off-airport.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the forward section of the fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Extra
Registration: N19AM
Model/Series: EA300 L
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Aviation Performance Solutions, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KIWA, 1382 ft msl
Observation Time: 1425 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 15000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Phoenix, AZ (IWA)
Destination: Mesa, AZ 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.283333, -111.573611 (est)

MESA, Arizona - Mesa Fire and Medical, Gilbert Fire, and Queen Creek Fire crews responded to a small plane crash near Germann Road and Signal Butte. 

Officials say a small aircraft made a belly landing somewhere near the Gateway Airport. Two people were on board the plane and walked away with no injuries. 

The crash is under investigation.

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  1. Very convenient to have the roll of duct tape available to cover up the markings on the vertical stabilizer right after the incident. Nice!

  2. You must be blind as a bat. The N Number is clearly visible!!

  3. Bats aren't blind. They're not even a little nearsighted. What they do have is exceptionally acute hearing. They also possess sonar so sophisticated, it tops that used by the U.S. military.

  4. It's covering up the company name, APS.

    APS Upset Prevention and Recovery Training