Friday, June 19, 2020

Loss of Control in Flight: Destiny XLT, Unregistered; accident occurred June 15, 2020 in Frankfort, Ross County, Ohio

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Frankfort, Ohio
Accident Number: CEN20CA231
Date & Time: June 15, 2020, 20:50 Local
Registration: Unregistered
Aircraft: DESTINY XLT 
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: None 
Age: 52, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DESTINY 
Registration: Unregistered
Model/Series: XLT 
Aircraft Category: Powered parachute
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: BR3859
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: October 19, 2016 Condition 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 140 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed 
Engine Model/Series: 582 DCDI
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 65 Horsepower
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RZT,725 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 20:56 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 65°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No 
Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Frankfort, OH
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Frankfort, OH 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 21:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 39.354999,-83.253608

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