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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200918
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Type:Quicksilver Sport 2S R582
Registration: N228KM
MSN: 0142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Arecibo, PR -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Arecibo, PR (ABO)
Destination airport:Arecibo, PR (ABO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot in the weight-shift-controlled aircraft reported that he was performing a maintenance flight about 40 ft above ground level. He recalled that he remained in the pattern and that he was in a level flight profile when the left wing struck a tree.†The aircraft fell to the ground and sustained substantial damage to the left wing strut and trailing edge tubes.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the weight-shift-controlled aircraft that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to see and avoid trees during low-altitude flight.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-Nov-2017 08:47 ASN Update Bot Added

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