Thursday, November 05, 2020

Remos GX, N87GX: Accident occurred November 04, 2020 at Glendale Municipal Airport (KGEU). Maricopa County, Arizona

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; Scottsdale, Arizona 

Culprit Aviation LLC

Location: Glendale, AZ 
Accident Number: WPR21LA037
Date & Time: November 4, 2020, 11:30 Local 
Registration: N87GX
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On November 04, 2020 at 1130 mountain standard time, a Remos Aircraft GMBH Fleugzebau, GX, N87GX, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Glendale, Arizona. The certificated flight instructor and the pilot receiving instruction were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The certificated flight instructor (CFI) stated that he and the student pilot (SP) undergoing instruction performed multiple takeoff and landings in the traffic pattern at the accident airport during the training flight.

The purpose of the flight was for the CFI and SP to practice takeoffs and landings at the accident airport. The instructor reported that during the third landing, the SP was manipulating the flight controls and the airplane touched down normally just left of the runway centerline. During the landing roll, the airplane continued further to the left toward the edge of the runway and in response, the SP applied right rudder. The CFI assumed authority of the controls in an attempt to prevent a runway excursion. He noted that maneuvering the airplane to the right, back to the runway centerline became difficult. The airplane then made a grinding noise, and they could feel a vibration. The CFI was able to maneuver the airplane to the left and exit the runway, where he shut down the airplane.

During a post-flight inspection, the CFI noticed that the main landing gear carrythough was damaged and about 12-inches of the carrythough structure had separated from the airplane. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N87GX
Model/Series: GX 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: KGEU, 1066 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Glendale, AZ
Destination: Glendale, AZ

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.526917,-112.29513 (est)

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