Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Rans S-12 Airaile, N4114G: Accident occurred April 05, 2020 in Hillrose, Morgan County, Colorado

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4114G

NTSB Identification: CEN20CA139
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Hillrose, CO
Aircraft: RANS S-12 Airaile, registration: UNREG

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 hit power line and nosed into the ground and rolled over.

Date: 04-APR-20
Time: 16:14:00Z
Regis#: N4114G
Aircraft Make: RANS
Aircraft Model: S12
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: HILLROSE
State: COLORADO



On Sunday an ultralight aircraft crashed after hitting a power line off of Morgan County Road W, south of the town of Hillrose.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Hillrose Fire Department personnel responded to the incident around 10:40 a.m. Two people were in the plane when it crashed.

“Both the pilot and the passenger were flown to metro area hospitals for medical treatment. The minor passenger was flown from the scene and the pilot was flown from Colorado Plains Medical Center,” a press release from the Sheriff’s Department said.

Witnesses of the crash pulled the pilot and passenger out of the plane after noticing that fuel was leaking. Both had been wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Two power lines were toppled during the plane’s descent, and the crash is being investigated by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Local area witnesses reported that the ultra-light aircraft appeared to have hit the power lines causing the crash,” the press release said.

Despite eyewitness accounts, the cause of the crash has not been conclusively determined at this time, and the investigation will seek other potential causes before drawing a conclusion.

https://www.fortmorgantimes.com

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