Saturday, September 26, 2020

Quicksilver MX II Sprint, N9045Z: Fatal accident occurred September 24, 2020 and Accident occurred September 22, 2008

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft crashed after power failure while attempting to land on highway near Skylark Field Airport (KILE), Killeen, Bell County, Texas.


Date: 24-SEP-20
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N9045Z
Aircraft Make: QUICKSILVER
Aircraft Model: MX 2 SPRINT
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 91
City: KILLEEN
State: TEXAS

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas - Authorities say two men died after their ultralight aircraft crashed on an interstate in front of a Texas hospital.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Bryan Washko said a 911 call came in about 11 a.m. that a plane had gone down on Interstate 14 near the city limits of Harker Heights and Killeen.

Washko said the two men who were killed were the 71-year-old pilot, David Wesley and 54-year-old Stephen Cockrell. Both men were from Killeen. Washko says the aircraft had taken off from nearby Skylark Field Airport in Killeen.

David Wesley looks over his Quicksilver MX II Sprint as he assesses the damage following its theft and crash, which occurred September 22nd, 2008.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas 

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Location: Killeen, TX
Accident Number: DEN08CA161
Date & Time: 09/22/2008, 0100 CDT
Registration: N9045Z
Aircraft: Quicksilver MX II Sprint
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation -

Analysis

The experimental airplane was stolen and a short time later landed in a nearby street. During the landing roll, the airplane impacted a mailbox resulting in substantial damage. An examination of the airplane's systems revealed no anomalies. Neither operator of the airplane held certifications for the operation of aircraft.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The operator's failure to maintain clearance from objects during the landing roll. Contributing to the accident was the operator's decision to operate a vehicle for which he/she was not certified.

Findings

Aircraft

Personnel issues
Qualification/certification - Flight crew
Stolen/unauthorized - Flight crew (Factor)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Prior to flight
Security/criminal event

Landing-landing roll
Collision during takeoff/land (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: None
Age: , Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
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:  1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1 hours (Total, this make and model)

Pilot Information

Certificate: None
Age: , Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
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:  1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Quicksilver
Registration: N9045Z
Model/Series: MX II Sprint
Aircraft Category: Ultralight
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 0558
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/18/2008, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 720 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:
Airframe Total Time: 514 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KILE, 848 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0055 CDT
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 90°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 15°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Killeen, TX (KILE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Killeen, TX
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0030 CDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: NA
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation:
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

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: 31.085833, -97.686389 (est)

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