Saturday, August 07, 2021

Aviat A-1C-180 Husky, N298WY: Accident occurred August 10, 2020 in Grover, Lincoln County, Wyoming

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.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviat Aircraft Inc

Location: Grover, WY
Accident Number: WPR20CA266
Date & Time: August 10, 2020, 13:18 Local 
Registration: N298WY
Aircraft: Aviat A-1C-200
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Flight test

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aviat
Registration: N298WY
Model/Series: A-1C-200 Husky 
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: KAFO,6221 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 42.791667,-110.936668 (est)

Aviat Aircraft
On Monday August 10th, 2020 at approximately 1:30 PM, an Aviat Aircraft Inc, A-1C-200 was lost in an accident involving experimental flight testing. The pilot of the aircraft was forced to bail out and deployed his emergency parachute that resulted in a safe landing. Aviat Aircraft Inc is fully cooperating with the FAA and NTSB in their investigations into the incident. Aviat Aircraft Inc is also conducting an investigation into the event and will release more details at a later date.

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