Thursday, July 29, 2021

Twin, N327TT: Accident occurred July 28, 2021 in Unionville, Bedford County, Tennessee

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; Nashville, Tennessee Location: Unionville, Tennessee
Accident Number: ERA21LA305
Date and Time: July 27, 2021, 19:28 Local 
Registration: N327TT
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On July 27, 2021, about 1928 central daylight time, an experimental light sport Twin weightshift control aircraft, N327TT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Unionville, Tennessee. The pilot received serious injuries and the passenger received minor injuries. The personal flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the pilot he was on a local flight with a friend. After departure he said that he was climbing out through 500 ft agl when the engine lost power. He said that after he leveled off the engine regained power, but he then decided to conduct a precautionary landing in a field.

The landing was uneventful and when he went to apply the brakes, he applied full power by mistake with the foot throttle. The aircraft accelerated, he lost directional control, and it subsequently impacted a fence post.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and confirmed structural damage to the airframe.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N327TT
Model/Series: TWIN 
Aircraft Category: Weight-shift
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: LUG,717 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /25°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Unionville, TN
Destination: Unionville, TN

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 35.578333,-86.604167 

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