Accident Radley Vincent QUICKSILVER SPORT 2S N79VR, 23 Nov 2012
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 287259
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Time:12:15 LT
Type:Radley Vincent QUICKSILVER SPORT 2S
Owner/operator:Radley Vincent
Registration: N79VR
MSN: 0249
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:King George, Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:King George, VA (NA )
Destination airport:King George, VA (NA )
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot said that he was taxiing the light sport airplane on his private property, and when he added power as he taxied up a hill, the airplane was hit by a gust of wind. The airplane then turned left, traveled down an embankment and struck a tree, resulting in serious injuries to the pilot. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operations. About the time of the accident, wind velocity was recorded at an airport approximately 10 miles away at 4 knots. A photograph of the accident site that was taken about 1/2 hour after the accident showed a large body of water in the background with small surface ripples and intermittent calm areas, indicative of wind speeds up to about 6 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during taxi.



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

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04-Oct-2022 09:02 ASN Update Bot Added

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