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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235699
Last updated: 28 May 2020
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Date:03-MAY-2020
Time:11:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic RS12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-12 Airaile
Owner/operator:13FG LLC
Registration: N427LB
C/n / msn: 05934191195
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blake Field Airport (AJZ/KAJZ), Delta, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Delta-Blake Field, CO (KAJZ)
Narrative:
An experimental Rans S-12 Airaile ultralight aircraft, amateur built by Larry D. Brixt, impacted airport terrain at Blake Field Airport (AJZ/KAJZ), Delta, Colorado.
The sole pilot onboard the aircraft was fatally injured and the ultralight destroyed.

Sources:

https://coloradosun.com/2020/05/03/delta-colorado-plane-crash/
https://www.firehouse.com/operations-training/news/21136603/pilot-killed-trying-to-land-small-plane-at-co-airport
https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:95:::NO::P95_EVENT_LCL_DATE,P95_LOC_CITY_NAME,P95_REGIST_NBR:02-MAY-20,DELTA,N427LB

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N427LB
http://www.ransclan.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-5456.html

Note: Unlike most countries, in the USA, the aircraft designation “Ultralight” applies to a different type classification, and falls under what is called “Part 103”.
What is an “Ultralight” type aircraft in most countries would be called a “Light Sport” type aircraft in the USA.
An aircraft designated an “Ultralight” in the USA does not meet the requirements for registration, hence one good rule-of-thumb is; if it has an “N” number (registration mark), it is NOT an “ultralight”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultralight_aircraft_(United_States)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-May-2020 21:36 Geno Added
04-May-2020 07:19 The2ndBaron Updated [Operator, Nature]
04-May-2020 12:40 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
04-May-2020 21:48 Geno Updated [Phase, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
07-May-2020 07:34 Anon. Updated [Damage, Plane category]

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