Tuesday, August 10, 2021

SilverLight Aviation Delta Jet-II, N314SL: Accident occurred August 10, 2021 at South Lakeland Airport (X49), Mulberry, Polk County, Florida

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; Tampa, Florida 

Location: Mulberry, FL 
Accident Number: ERA21LA325
Date & Time: August 10, 2021, 08:00 Local 
Registration: N314SL
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N314SL
Model/Series: DELTA JET-II 
Aircraft Category: Weight-shift
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: KLAL,142 ft msl
Observation Time: 07:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /26°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 27.931049,-82.041565 (est)

TAMPA, Florida (WFLA) — Two people suffered minor injuries after an ultralight aircraft crashed in Mulberry Tuesday morning, officials said.

The incident occurred in the area of U.S. Highway 60 and Coronet Road.

A Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the two people on board suffered “slight injuries,” but were okay.

This morning (Tuesday, August 10, 2021) around 8:00 a.m., PCSO received calls about an aircraft crash alongside Coronet Road in Mulberry, and deputies along with Polk County Fire Rescue responded to the scene.

The pilot of the SilverLight Aviation Delta Jet-II, 71-year-old Charles McLochlin of Lake Placid, was conducting “touch and go” landings on the grassy runway that parallels Coronet, when on his fourth “touch and go” the front wheel collapsed upon landing, causing the nose of the craft to collide with the ground, and then rotate and come to a stop in a ditch.

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