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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247884
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:16-FEB-2021
Time:09:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic VELT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Velocity V-Twin
Owner/operator:N13VT LLC
Registration: N13VT
MSN: VT-020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:SSE of Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport (JVL/KJVL), Rock County, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Janesville-Rock County Airport, WI (JVL/KJVL)
Destination airport:Sebastian Municipal Airport, X26
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Both pilots sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 ferry flight.

The airplane had departed the Appleton International Airport (ATW), Appleton, Wisconsin, about 0634
destined for the southern Wisconsin Regional Airport (JVL), arriving about 0715. Fuel records obtained
from the fixed base operator (FBO) showed the service order slip requested the fuel tanks be topped off
with 100LL fuel. The fuel slip and receipt reflected the addition of 53.5 gallons of 100LL and the receipt
was signed by one of the pilots at 0852.

A review of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data showed the airplane departed
runway 32 at JVL about 0912. The flight was destined for Sebastian, Florida, for maintenance to be
accomplished on the landing gear system and was operated in accordance with a Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) issued Special Flight Permit. While standard limitations of the permit stipulated
that occupancy was “limited to the pilot, essential crew required to operate the aircraft and its equipment
and personal baggage,” additional limitations were added which stated “gear to remain down during
flight, co-pilot authorized,” even though the airplane only required one flight crewmember.

According to archived air traffic control (ATC) recordings, about one minute and sixteen seconds after
the takeoff clearance was issued, and after the airplane had departed, one of the pilots stated that they
would like to circle back and land runway 32 and “work through some engine issues.” ATC
acknowledged the request, asked the pilot to report turning onto final for runway 32 and asked if any
assistance was required. The pilot replied “no sir, we should be fine.” No further radio communications
were received from the accident airplane.

About 0917, the airplane impacted trees and came to rest inverted in a 3ft deep tributary of the Rock
River about 1 mile south of JVL and sustained substantial damage to both wings, both canards, and the
fuselage. Both fuel tanks were breached and a strong odor, consistent with 100LL aviation fuel, was
present at the accident site.

The air traffic controller on duty saw the airplane south of the airport just prior to impact. He stated that
when the airplane was just beyond the trees, he saw it begin to circle left. About ˝ way through the
circle, the bank angle increased and the nose of the airplane “was almost pointed down toward the
ground.”

A witness who was outside of his house about ˝ mile north of the accident location stated that he heard
the airplane and described the sound of the engine as a “loud roar.” When he looked up, he observed the
airplane about 150 – 200ft above the trees at an estimated 80° nose down pitch attitude. He said that
after the airplane went behind the trees, the engine noise ceased.

ADS-B data indicated the following: At 09:17:03, groundspeed was 79 knots and altitude was 300' above airport elevation. Within 15 seconds, groundspeed increased to 91 knots and altitude decreased to 100' above airport elevation. The final data was located 1.1 nautical miles south of the runway 32 threshold.

The airplane was equipped with two Continental Titan IOX-370 series engines. Detailed wreckage and
engine examinations are pending.

Sources:

https://www.channel3000.com/emergency-crews-responding-to-plane-crash-near-rock-county-airport/
https://www.nbc15.com/2021/02/16/reports-of-a-small-plane-crash-in-janesville/
https://twitter.com/NTSB_Newsroom/status/1361755845546156040
https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a07ac5&lat=42.568&lon=-89.056&zoom=12.4&showTrace=2021-02-16&leg=2
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n13vt#26d63824
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=13VT
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N13VT/history/20210216/1512Z/KJVL/KJVL
https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/102636/pdf
https://www.kitplanes.com/velocity-v-twin/
https://www.facebook.com/velocityaircraftinc/videos/353970912332862/ (video of N13Vt at factory)

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Flight track based on ADS-B data from Flightaware

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Feb-2021 16:43 gerard57 Added
16-Feb-2021 17:20 Geno Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
16-Feb-2021 17:31 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
16-Feb-2021 18:21 harro Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Feb-2021 18:23 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2021 19:39 oldnavy Updated [Source]
16-Feb-2021 19:42 harro Updated [Registration, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo]
16-Feb-2021 20:37 Captain Adam Updated [Embed code]
17-Feb-2021 03:00 RobertMB Updated [Source, Embed code]
17-Feb-2021 13:09 Anon. Updated [Source]
18-Feb-2021 08:35 Anon. Updated [Source]
22-Feb-2021 20:25 Shadow46 Updated [Narrative]
22-Feb-2021 20:27 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Category]
10-May-2021 16:55 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
18-Jul-2021 19:04 aaronwk Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]

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