Friday, May 06, 2022

Zenith STOL CH 701, N701VX: Accident occurred May 05, 2022 at Culpeper Regional Airport (KCJR), Virginia

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; Herndon, Virginia

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Culpepper, Virginia 
Accident Number: ERA22LA222
Date and Time: May 5, 2022, 09:25 Local 
Registration: N701VX
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CHARLES R KYLE
Registration: N701VX
Model/Series: ZENITH STOL CH701
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: KCJR,315 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / 14 knots, 40°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2700 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Culpepper, VA
Destination: Culpepper, VA

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: 38.525472,-77.859639

Aircraft made a hard landing and nose gear separated. 

Date: 05-MAY-22
Time: 13:25:00Z
Regis#: N701VX
Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Aircraft Model: STOL CH701
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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