NTSB Identification: CEN12LA634
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 14, 2012 in Vermillion, SD
Aircraft: NORTH WING DESIGN APACHE SPORT, registration: N850GB
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.


On September 14, 2012, about 1615 central daylight time, an experimental North Wing Design model Apache Sport light sport aircraft, N850GB, was destroyed when it collided with terrain shortly after takeoff from the Harold Davidson Field Airport (VMR), Vermillion, South Dakota. A postimpact ground fire ensued. The sport pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The weight-shift-control aircraft was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight. The cross-country flight was originating at the time of the accident and was en route to a private airstrip near Kimball, South Dakota.

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