Monday, December 23, 2019

Cosmos Phase II, N5057Z: Accident occurred December 22, 2019 in Lake Havasu City, Mohave County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

NTSB Identification: WPR20CA056
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Lake Havasu, AZ
Aircraft: Cosmos Phase II, registration: N5057Z

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.

Aircraft made a forced landing after engine failure.

Date: 22-DEC-19
Time: 17:57:00Z
Regis#: N5057Z
Aircraft Model: COSMOS PHASE II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

Mohave County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, December 22nd at approximately 10 AM, numerous reports came into local 911 centers of an aircraft down into the water of Lake Havasu.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety Deputies and Members of the MCSO Dive Rescue and Recovery Team responded by boat to the area with members of the Lake Havasu City Fire Department on board. 

Upon arrival to the area, it was determined that the weight-shift-control trike had crashed on land near Pilot Rock, on the Arizona Side of the Lake.

Deputies and Lake Havasu Fire Personnel hiked up to the crash site, and found the male pilot and a female passenger.

The female was uninjured, and the male only suffered a minor ankle injury.

A helicopter was requested to transport the injured male due to the extreme terrain.

The pilot of the weight-shift-control trike advised that during his flight, his engine shut off, and would not restart. He then attempted to make an emergency landing, but during so, struck several rocks that caused the aircraft to roll onto its side.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating this incident further.

Mohave County Sheriff's Office

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