Accident Pegasus 503 SPORT N456KL, Wednesday 5 January 2011
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Date:Wednesday 5 January 2011
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Pegasus 503 SPORT
Registration: N456KL
MSN: 7591
Total airframe hrs:530 hours
Engine model:Rotax 503 DCDI
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cambridge, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Cambridge, OH (2OA6)
Destination airport:Cambridge, OH (2OA6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was returning from a local solo flight when the aircraft impacted trees and terrain about 200 feet short of the runway. The weight-shift-control, delta wing configured, light sport aircraft sustained substantial damage to the fuselage structure. The pilot stated that the approach was lower than normal and that he added full throttle in an attempt to recover, but was unsuccessful. The pilot commented that the aircraft had encountered some turbulence during the flight. He speculated that the aircraft may have encountered a downdraft on short final. The pilot reported that there were no failures or malfunctions associated with the aircraft. A postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies consistent with a preimpact failure or malfunction. The pilot held a student pilot certificate and had received about 18 hours of instruction. However, he had not flown in the local area prior to the accident flight. The airport was located on the top of a hill; wind in the local area was from the southwest at 4 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from trees and terrain during the landing approach.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN11CA147
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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