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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222633
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Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VELO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Velocity RG
Owner/operator:Mission Hardware Ltd Co
Registration: N101WV
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport (KTBR), Statesboro, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, GA (SAV/KSAV)
Destination airport:Statesboro Municipal Airport, GA (TBR/KTBR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot and instructor were on final approach for landing in gusting wind conditions when, about 20 ft above the ground, the airplane's nose dropped and the airplane abruptly lost 20 knots of airspeed. They initiated a go-around, but the airplane's landing gear impacted the runway approach lights, and the airplane subsequently impacted the runway and departed the right side; a postcrash fire consumed a majority of the airplane. Given the wind conditions, the abrupt loss of airspeed, and the subsequent loss of pitch control, it is likely that the airplane encountered windshear while on short final approach with insufficent altitude available to recover.

Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of airplane control while on final approach in gusty wind conditions.


FAA register:


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


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

06-Mar-2019 01:37 Geno Added
29-Mar-2021 18:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
29-Mar-2021 18:58 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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