Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Zenith Zodiac CH-601 XL, N354DM: Accident occurred August 29, 2020 at Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD), Charlotte County, Florida

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.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida


Location: PUNTA GORDA, FL 
Accident Number: ERA20CA303
Date & Time: August 29, 2020, 12:20 Local 
Registration: N354DM
Aircraft: Zenith CH601 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Zenith
Registration: N354DM
Model/Series: CH601 XL 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PGD,25 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:17 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /25°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2700 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: PUNTA GORDA, FL (PGD)
Destination: PUNTA GORDA, FL (PGD)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 26.918888,-81.990837 (est)

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