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CubCrafters CCX-2000 Carbon Cub FX, N9943W: Accident occurred October 24, 2020 near Vance Brand Airport (KLMO), Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado

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; Denver, Colorado

Location: Longmont, CO 
Accident Number: CEN21LA027
Date & Time: October 24, 2020, 11:15 Local
Registration: N9943W
Aircraft: CubCrafters Carbon Cub
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
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Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CubCrafters 
Registration: N9943W
Model/Series: Carbon Cub FX 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Fire: None
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.164389,-105.16363 

A Cub Crafters CCX-2000 Carbon Cub FX plane crash landed on a field near Airport Road shortly after take-off about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, October 24th coming to rest partially in the roadway, according to Longmont police Sgt. Colin Jessen.

The pilot, a 47-year-old man who was flying as a student, received minor injuries and went to Longmont United Hospital as a precaution, Jessen said. His passenger, the flight instructor, wasn’t injured.

The plane had a mechanical problem at takeoff and collided with an airport sign on the runway as it was lifting off, Jessen said. The pilot attempted to steer the plane back toward the airport, but didn’t have enough altitude or speed and landed in the field, he said.

The plane came to rest partially on the roadway near the Longmont Public Works building. 

The road was closed northbound for about an hour while the crash was investigated and the plane moved, Jessen said.

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