Friday, December 31, 2021

J & J Ultralights SeaWing, N285SW: Fatal accident occurred December 30, 2021 near Table Rock Airport (MO32), Golden, Barry 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: Golden, Missouri
Accident Number: CEN22LA087
Date and Time: December 30, 2021, 15:14 Local
Registration: N285SW
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On December 30, 2021, about 1514 central standard time, a J&J Ultralights Seawing, N285SW, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Table Rock Airport (MO32), Golden, Missouri. The uncertificated pilot sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A video of the accident captured the weight shift aircraft immediately after takeoff from MO32. About 100 ft agl on departure leg, the aircraft pitched up and banked left, then transitioned into a steep dive. The aircraft recovered toward level flight, then pitched up and banked left again. While in the left bank, the aircraft entered a steep dive and impacted a house. Engine noise was observed during the entire video sequence. Postaccident examination of the engine and airframe revealed no evidence of any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: J&J ULTRALIGHTS
Registration: N285SW
Model/Series: SEAWING
Aircraft Category: Weight-shift
Amateur Built:
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: KFWB, 1349 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.77 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Golden, MO (MO32)
Destination: Golden, MO (MO32)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.529123,-93.682286 (est)

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Phillip Taylor
May 15, 1968 - December 30, 2021

Phillip Kenneth Taylor, age 53, of Golden, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Son of Frank and Janie (Harper) Taylor, Phillip was born on May 15, 1968, in Malvern, Arkansas. Subsequent to graduating high school, Phillip served proudly in the United States Army, going on to obtain an aviation degree and a private pilot license. Phillip was a man of many professional interests, becoming a certified welder, crane operator and a registered emergency medical technician. On December 17, 1996, in Narrows, Virginia, Phillip married the love of his life, Chasity O’Dell.  

Phillip was in a band since the age of 12, the most recent of which called “Rekindled”. Phillip could fix or build anything. He was an expert bowman and loved bow hunting. Phillip was a DJ, a songwriter, a drummer, a fisherman, and a hunter. He loved riding his Harley Davidson and cooking. Everything Phillip did was an adventure, and he could make even the simplest things exciting. Phillip was a man who lived big and loved even bigger. As diverse as his interests were, Phillip’s family always came first, no matter what, especially his grandchildren. Phillip was a treasure to all who knew and loved him, he will be greatly missed. 

Survivors include his wife, Chasity Taylor, of Golden, Missouri; his mother, Janie Taylor-Wright, of West Plains, Missouri; five children, Justin Cook, of Golden, Missouri, Felicia Cook and her husband Johnathan, of Corrigan, Texas, Hailey Jamison and her husband Tim, of Fort Knox, Kentucky, Triston Taylor and his wife Devin, of Eagle Rock, Missouri, and Shelby Taylor of Kimberling City, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Aubrie, Johnathan “Bubba”, Harmoni, Harlyn, Audrey, Layla, Sebastian, and Mazeabella; two sisters, Lynn Taylor, of West Plains, Missouri, and Shelby Weese and her husband Wayne, of Elk View, West Virginia; five nephews, Scott Stevenson, of Teays Valley, West Virginia, Kyle Stevenson of Rosharon, Texas, Brandon Weese of Elk View, West Virginia, Chris Simmons, of Saraland, Alabama, and Matthew Simmons, of Ozark Acres, Arkansas; and one niece, Melissa Terry, of West Plains, Missouri. 

Phillip was preceded in death by his father, Frank Taylor; and two granddaughters, Willow Jo Taylor and Kali Cook. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at White Funeral Home in Cassville Missouri, with Brother Raymond Taylor of Journey Church Ozarks in West Plains, Missouri officiating, with burial to follow at the family farm in Golden.  The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until service time. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family and entrusted to White Funeral Home & Crematory P.O. Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625 

Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home & Crematory, Cassville, Missouri. 

GOLDEN, Missouri — Barry County, Missouri authorities say a southwest Missouri man was killed when his weight shift aircraft crashed last Thursday, December 30, 2021.

Barry County Sheriff Danny Boyd said Kenneth P. Taylor, 53, of Golden, was killed in the crash near Eagle Rock.

Boyd says the weight shift aircraft flew about 500 feet before it hit a nearby home, 27483 Lake Point Drive, and crashed.

It was Taylor’s first solo flight in the weight shift aircraft. He had just taken off from Table Rock Lake Airport.

Sources tell us the plane clipped the roof of the residence and Taylor was ejected from the weight shift aircraft.

FAA investigators were responding to investigate the crash.


  1. No entry in the FAA airmen database for Kenneth Phillip Taylor. Not that one is legally requested for an ultralight, but it might have helped.

  2. There is an entry for Phillip Kenneth Talyor, but no certificates listed:


    Airman opted-out of releasing address
    Medical Information:
    No Medical Information Available

    Either his private pilot license was revoked or the registry is in error, which is actually not that uncommon.