Friday, October 15, 2021

Avid Flyer Mark IV, N583DM: Accident occurred October 13, 2020 and Incident occurred May 14, 2020

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; Boise, Idaho

Location: Payette, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA014
Date and Time: October 13, 2021, 10:20 Local 
Registration: N583DM
Aircraft: Avid Mark IV 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 13, 2021, about 1020 Pacific daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Avid Mark IV airplane, N583DM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Payette, Idaho. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The student pilot reported that while in level flight, about 1,000 ft above ground level, the engine began to intermittently lose power. He activated the fuel pump and shortly after the engine shut down. The pilot then turned the airplane 180-degrees to the North with the intention of landing in a cultivated field. During the off airport landing roll, the airplane nosed over resulting in substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer.

A postaccident examination of the wreckage revealed bent tubular structure near the landing gear attachment and forward cabin areas. The airplane’s fuel system revealed that the header tank did not have a screen and the fuel selector valve contained a large quantity of debris.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Avid 
Registration: N583DM
Model/Series: Mark IV 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KONO,2193 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ontario, OR (KNON)
Destination: Payette, ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 44.079228,-116.93496 (est)

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise

Aircraft left gear damaged at Owyhee Reservoir State Airport (28U), Malheur County, Oregon.

Date: 14-MAY-20
Time: 18:14:00Z
Regis#: N583DM
Aircraft Make: AVID AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: MARK IV
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

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