Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey LSX, N62EF: Fatal occurred June 26, 2021 near Logan-Cache Airport (KLGU), Utah

Donald Gregory Gerszewski
June 17, 1952 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 69)

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; Salt Lake City, Utah

Location: Logan, Utah
Accident Number: WPR21FA243
Date and Time: June 26, 2021, 20:39 Local
Registration: N62EF
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 26, 2021, at 2039 mountain daylight time, a Searey LSX airplane, N62EF, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Logan, Utah. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

A witness reported that the airplane approached what he described as a canyon, or “bench” area above the property and turned right 180° toward terrain. He stated that although the bank angle was not excessive, it was more aggressive than required for a standard rate turn, presumably to avoid terrain. As the airplane rolled out, now on a heading of about 170°, the right wing and nose dropped. It appeared that the pilot was attempting a recovery, when the left wing dropped, and the airplane impacted a house.

The wreckage was secured for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FERACA EDWARD M
Registration: N62EF
Model/Series: SEAREY LSX 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLGU,4454 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.786751,-111.778 (est)

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  1. RIP; no disrespect intended to ATPs, he was not apparently qualified for the hand flying required that led to this fatal accident!

    1. If he wasn't qualified for hand flying, he definitely wouldn't have an ATP.Even the best pilots sometimes just screw up.

  2. Even seasoned, qualified pilots make mistakes.