Accident Quicksilver MXLR II UNREG, Wednesday 28 June 1995
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Date:Wednesday 28 June 1995
Time:20:00 LT
Type:Quicksilver MXLR II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: UNREG
MSN:
Engine model:ROTAX 582
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Borger, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
THE PILOT LANDED AT THE LAKE MEREDITH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA LOCATED ALONG A RIVER. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL FROM THE SOFT UNEVEN TERRAIN WITH TALL GRASS, THE AIRCRAFT WAS 'UNABLE TO BECOME AIRBORNE.' THE ONLY PASSENGER EXITED THE AIRCRAFT. DURING A SECOND ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A MOUND OF DIRT AND 'BECAME AIRBORNE AND NOSED DOWN IMPACTING THE GROUND.' THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED 'UP TO ABOUT 150 FEET, THEN THE PLANE TOOK A NOSE DIVE.'

Probable Cause: THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR LANDING AND TAKEOFF AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED. THE SOFT, UNEVEN TERRAIN AND TALL GRASS WERE FACTORS.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW95LA291
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB FTW95LA291

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