Friday, April 10, 2020

Kitfox, N9065F: Accident occurred April 09, 2020 in Prescott, Walla Walla County, Washington

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Prescott, WA
Accident Number: WPR20LA122
Date & Time: 04/09/2020, 1130 PDT
Registration: N9065F
Aircraft: Buckman Bucks Special
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On April 9, 2020, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Buckman Bucks Special airplane, N9065F, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at a private grass strip near Prescott, Washington. The flight instructor and pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, during takeoff from a grass strip and shortly after becoming airborne, the airplane was not able to climb. The pilot then initiated a left turn to avoid trees and powerlines at the end of the strip. The left wing tip impacted the ground during the turn resulting in a hard landing and subsequent noseover. The pilot reported a lack of performance that would not allow the airplane to gain altitude.

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to both wings and vertical stabilizer.

Figure 1-Accident Site

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Buckman
Registration: N9065F
Model/Series: Bucks Special
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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:PVT 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Prescott, WA (PVT)
Destination: Walla Walla, WA (ALW) 

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:

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