Saturday, March 26, 2022

The Airplane Factory Sling LSA, N863SL: Accident occurred March 23, 2022 and Incident occurred August 12, 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; Long Beach, California

Aviation Financial Corp


Location: Torrance, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA135
Date and Time: March 23, 2022, 10:45 Local 
Registration: N863SL
Aircraft: AIRPLANE FACTORY (PTY) LTD SLING LSA
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIRPLANE FACTORY (PTY) LTD
Registration: N863SL
Model/Series: SLING LSA 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTOA,97 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:47 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.803383,-118.3396 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

August 12, 2020: Aircraft landed and nose gear collapsed at Zamperini Field Airport (KTOA), Torrance, Los Angeles County, California.

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Airplane Factory Inc

Date: 12-AUG-20
Time: 23:10:00Z
Regis#: N863SL
Aircraft Make: AIRPLANE FACTORY
Aircraft Model: SLING LSA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TORRANCE
State: CALIFORNIA

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