Incident Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat , 13 Aug 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AP22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hindmarsh Island, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hindmarsh Island, SA
Destination airport:Hindmarsh Island, SA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
After takeoff, as the aircraft became airborne the pilot noted the RPM was lower than normal (approx. 4700) which had previously shown to be adequate to become airborne and make an early left turn onto a circuit. On the downwind leg, the pilot completed troubleshooting checks (magnetos, fuel taps, quantity) and turned early base to be near to the end of the runway. Turning on final, the engine stopped dead so the pilot pulled back to best glide speed but it was clear about 150 metres from the end of the runway that the aircraft wouldn't make it.

There were small trees ahead so the pilot aimed for a large lignum bush alongside to cushion the impact and in the process the starboard wingtip clipped another small tree on the other side, this has appeared to kick the aircraft sideways before hitting the lignum bush. The nose of the aircraft impacted the ground next to the bush less than 15m from the tree clipped initially. The aircraft came to rest about 45° to the direction of travel with the tail up on the bush and nose on the ground 90 metres from the runway.



Revision history:

20-Apr-2019 03:18 Pineapple Added
06-Aug-2019 22:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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