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Tandem Air-Bike, Unregistered: Fatal accident occurred October 03, 2021 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri

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; Kansas City, Missouri 

Location: Warrensburg, Missouri
Accident Number: CEN22LA001
Date and Time: October 3, 2021, 10:00 Local
Registration: UNREGISTERED 
Aircraft: Tandem Air-Bike 
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted
Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On October 3, 2021, at 1000 central daylight time, a Tandem Air-Bike, unregistered, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Warrensburg, Missouri. Both pilots were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The front seat pilot recently purchased the airplane and asked the rear seat pilot to teach him how to fly the airplane. On the day of the accident, a witness saw the airplane turning and then saw the left wing drop. The airplane entered a descent and impacted the ground. The witness stated there was no cessation of engine operation. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal airplane operation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Tandem 
Registration: UNREGISTERED
Model/Series: Air-Bike NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: RCM,798 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear / 1300 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1300 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Warrensburg, MO
Destination: Warrensburg, MO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.848676,-93.814042 (est)

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