Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Champion 7EC, N9721N: Accident occurred November 29, 2020 in Northampton, Suffolk County, New York

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; Albany, New York 

Location: Northampton, NY 
Accident Number: ERA21LA060
Date & Time: November 29, 2020, 11:40 Local 
Registration: N9721N
Aircraft: Champion 7EC 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted
Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Champion 
Registration: N9721N
Model/Series: 7EC NO SERIES 
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: KALB,292 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.168477,-74.180464 (est)

1 comment:

  1. This fall Champs are having a spat of hard landings.
    "Three Point or Wheel: ... For those who care to know, the wind conditions that have me favoring a wheel landing are when the winds are gusting. Regardless of whether the the winds are a cross wind orstraight down the runway, if they are gusting it means that I am going to have to approach with a little more airspeed (adding half the gust factor to my approach speed). This increased speed is what I would typically use when I want to wheel land. If the only issue with the wind is that they are cross winds I will usually land “two point” touching down on the windward mainwheel and tailwheel simultaneously."


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