Wednesday, April 01, 2020

TL Ultralight TL2000 StingSport, N7997N: Accident occurred March 28, 2020 at General Dick Stout Field Airport (1L8), Hurricane, Utah

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Location: Hurricane, UT
Accident Number: WPR20LA116
Date & Time: 03/28/2020, 1447 MDT
Registration: N7997N
Aircraft: TL Ultralight SRO Stingsport
Injuries:2 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 28, 2020, about 1447 mountain daylight time, a TL Ultralight SRO Stingsport airplane, N7997N, sustained substantial damage during an off-field landing after experiencing a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff at General Dick Stout Field Airport (1L8), Hurricane, Utah. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the airport about the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that was originating at the time.

According to the pilot, shortly after liftoff and about 250 ft above ground level, the engine abruptly quit. The pilot attempted to land on the remaining runway, however, the pilot landed long and touched down in a field. During the landing sequence, the airplane bounced, which resulted in the collapse of the landing gear.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: TL Ultralight SRO
Registration: N7997N
Model/Series: Stingsport
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSGU, 2884 ft msl
Observation Time: 1456 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / -6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Hurricane, UT (1L8)
Destination: Hurricane, UT (1L8) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.140278, -113.306111 (est)

ST. GEORGE — On Saturday afternoon, a plane that was attempting to take off from the Hurricane Municipal Airport crashed at the end of the runway. There were no injuries as a result of the crash, and the two occupants in the plane were unharmed.

“At about 2:30, we received a report of a plane crash on the south end of the runway at the Hurricane airport,” Hurricane Police Department Public Information Officer Ken Thompson said. “There were two male occupants, no injuries and both walked away. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.”

It was reported that the plane lost power while attempting to take off and crashed at the end of the runway, but Thompson could not confirm the reports. Hurricane police and fire both responded to the scene.

Thompson said that the police department did not ask to close the airport during the investigation but that the airport still closed itself down to allow for emergency personnel to access the crash.

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