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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139008
 
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Date:06-OCT-2011
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic VELO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Velocity 173RG
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N67WR
MSN: 422109601
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Sebastian Municipal Golf Course, Sebastion, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sebastian, FL (X26)
Destination airport:Sebastian, FL (X26)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot stated that he was practicing touch-and-go landings, and, as the airplane turned onto final approach, the wind caused the wings to rock. The airplane became too low on the approach, and the pilot added full power; however, the airplane impacted trees just prior to the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain the proper approach path, which resulted in a runway undershoot and collision with terrain prior to the runway.

Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20111006/BREAKINGNEWS/111006007/Experimental-plane-crashes-Sebastian-golf-course-pilot-OK
https://www.velocityxl.com/content.php/1553-2011-N-RobertMalloy-Sebastian-FL-0?s=03595b1025598009940406ef06f05989
https://www.tcpalm.com/?from=new-cookie
https://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/events01/media/04_67WR.txt
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N67WR
http://www.airnav.com/airport/X26

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

19 Sep 2018 N67WR Private 0 Tri-Cities Airport (KTRI), Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport, TN sub

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2011 18:59 Geno Added
08-Oct-2011 10:28 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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