Thursday, July 01, 2021

Earthstar Gull 2000, N1712L: Fatal accident occurred June 30, 2021 in Curtiss, Clark County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft crashed in trees under unknown circumstances. 


Date: 30-JUN-21
Time: 09:45:00Z
Regis#: N1712L
Aircraft Make: EARTHSTAR
Aircraft Model: GULL 2000
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CURTISS
State: WISCONSIN

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.


4 comments:

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    1. Yes, I was wondering about the departure time, also, but haven't looked up the SR/SS tables for that location.

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    2. Nautical twilight in Curtiss began at 4:28 am and he had some moonlight from the overnight half-moon.

      Kinda early for a 100 mile flight, unless he was heading to Fergus Falls Minnesota and New Richmond was just a stop.

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  2. We have one of these at our airport. Watched it take off as I sat #2 for departure in my plane. The thing drags it’s tail for some time before getting airborne, it has a tiny tail wheel for just this purpose.. Short, high camber wings. Lots of drag and not a whole lot of lift.

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