Thursday, June 16, 2022

Air Creation Skypper, N536AC: Incident occurred June 15, 2022 in Toledo, Lewis County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Weight-shift-control ultralight trike landed hard and wings folded. 


Date: 15-JUN-22
Time: 19:05:00Z
Regis#: N536AC
Aircraft Make: AIR CREATION USA
Aircraft Model: SKYPPER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TOLEDO
State: WASHINGTON

4 comments:

  1. Well better for the wings to fold on a hard landing than in flight. That's a scary thought knowing just a hard landing bent the wings. You couldn't pay me enough fly one of these aerial death machines. Same reason I won't touch a motorcycle with a 45' pole.

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  2. More frightening than the fragile wings is the absence of a tail.

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  3. It's sad how intolerant and small minded comments can be. Tailless aviation has a long and respectable history. Wing resistance to downward deflection is mainly a minus g issue in flight, lower priority than resisting upward deflection. Hard landings can crush any aircraft.

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  4. This was an unlicensed pilot flying a new to him more advanced trike.

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