Loss of control Accident Quicksilver MX-II UNREG, 17 Feb 2013
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 290187
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Time:15:30 LT
Type:Quicksilver MX-II
Registration: UNREG
MSN: Unknown
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Poplarville, Mississippi -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Poplarville, MS
Destination airport:Poplarville, MS
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The noncertificated pilot was conducting his first flight in the unregistered experimental airplane, which he purchased several months before the accident. No logbook entries were found indicating whether the pilot had previous flight experience. The pilot flew the airplane for about 30 minutes near his home before making a low pass over a field about 50 feet above ground level. Witnesses heard the engine power increase as the airplane approached a line of trees and then observed the left wing contact a tree top and the airplane subsequently impact the ground.

A witness reported that the pilot had been consuming alcohol on the day of the accident. Results from toxicological testing indicated the presence of alcohol in the pilot's blood; however, the amount of ethanol detected in the blood was lower than the level that the Federal Aviation Administration has determined pilots may fly, although any amount of ethanol may be impairing. In addition, toxicological testing found narcotic pain medications in the pilot's urine and other tissues; however, none of these narcotics were found in the pilot's blood, which suggests that the pilot likely used narcotics several days before the accident. Therefore, the extent of the pilot's impairment due to use of alcohol and narcotic medications could not be determined.

Probable Cause: The noncertificated pilot's decision to make the flight and his failure to maintain clearance from trees while maneuvering at a low altitude.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 Jun 2002 UNREG Private 1 Cook, Washington sub
14 Jan 2006 UNREG Otis E Hopkins 0 Bouse, Arizona min
2 Jul 2012 UNREG Private 0 Manvel, North Dakota sub
Loss of control.
17 Dec 2013 UNREG 0 Palestine, Texas sub
Loss of control.
25 Feb 2021 UNREG Private 0 Hattiesburg, Mississippi sub


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06-Oct-2022 11:56 ASN Update Bot Added

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