NTSB Identification: ERA13LA263
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 01, 2013 in Doylestown, PA
Aircraft: WILSON WILLIAM M WILSON CRI CRI, registration: N2SZ
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 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 June 1, 2013, about 1215 eastern daylight time, a twin engine single seat experimental amateur built Wilson Cri Cri, N2SZ, registered to and operated by a private individual, collided with power lines after takeoff from Doylestown Airport (DYL), Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 local, personal flight. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the airline transport pilot was fatally injured. The flight was originating about 1 minute earlier from DYL.

The airport manager who was familiar with the pilot and the airplane reported that the pilot trailered the airplane to DYL that day, arriving there before 1000. After arrival, the airplane was part of a static display of aircraft and the accident flight was the first flight of the day from DYL. The manager did not witness the engine start but did witness the airplane being taxied to runway 23. The manager reported that the airplane rolled about 2,000 feet before becoming airborne and after becoming airborne noticed it was in a shallow climb. Concerned that the airplane would not clear trees past the departure end of the runway he continued to watch the airplane and after it cleared trees, he diverted his attention. The manager went to the site and provided the location which was later determined to be located about 2,800 feet and 280 degrees from the departure end of runway 23.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector-in-charge, the airplane collided with power lines; a portion of the airplane remained suspended in the power lines and the main wreckage descended and impacted the ground.

Index for Jun2013 | Index of months