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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43617
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Type:Air Création Clipper
Registration: N614LF
MSN: 1998FR
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Green Valley, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Green Valley, AZ (14AZ)
Destination airport:Green Valley, AZ (14AZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor and his new student pilot departed in the student's experimental weight-shift-control aircraft (trike) for a local area instructional flight on a day with calm winds. No witnesses reported observing the trike after it took off, and the trike's route of flight was not determined. The trike impacted the desert in a nose-down attitude, without disturbing surrounding vegetation. The preimpact integrity of the trike's flight control system was confirmed, with no evidence of incorrect assembly. No evidence of any preimpact mechanical malfunction was found with the engine or propeller assembly. No evidence of ethanol or drugs was found in either pilot. Autopsies revealed that both pilots sustained injuries consistent with a rapid-deceleration-type impact. The reason for the trike's departure from controlled flight and uncontrolled descent was not determined.
Probable Cause: An in-flight loss of control and an uncontrolled descent into terrain for undetermined reasons.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 09:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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