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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199324
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VELO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Velocity SUV
Registration: N753GK
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Albert Whitted Airport (KSPG), St Petersburg, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Sebastian, FL (X26)
Destination airport:St. Petersburg, FL (SPG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private pilot of the experimental, amateur-built airplane stated that he began the approach high and made a steeper and faster approach to land than normal to clear cranes located near the end of the runway. He landed the airplane long and, instead of going around, continued with the landing. The airplane went off the runway and into the water, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical problems with the airplane and that the accident was caused by his poor judgment to continue with the landing.

Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudgment of the airplane’s speed and the distance remaining during landing and his improper decision to not abort the landing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

01-Sep-2017 18:17 gerard57 Added
01-Sep-2017 18:20 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
02-Sep-2017 01:36 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Apr-2019 14:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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