Incident The Airplane Factory Sling 2 , Tuesday 8 November 2016
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Date:Tuesday 8 November 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic SLG2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
The Airplane Factory Sling 2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Simpson Desert, NT -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Warp Drive Propellor hub failed in flight after 5-10 seconds of vibration. The pilot attempted to find a motor setting with minimal vibration however the ensuing failure occurred very quickly. The engine was then shut down and a forced landing site ensured. A "MAYDAY" was called and EPIRB activated. The landing was conducted as slow as possible with motor off, the flaps fully down and switches off. The canopy was open (it opened after the hub failure due to the vibration) and the pilot ensured the passenger was tightly secured. The aircraft was damaged on landing however no injuries were reported.


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