NTSB Identification: ERA13LA264
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 01, 2013 in Williamson, SC
Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B, registration: N3715K
Injuries: 2 Serious.
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 1110 eastern daylight time, a Globe Swift GC-1B, N3715K, was substantially damaged during a collision with trees and terrain, while performing a precautionary landing in a field near Oakhill Airpark (SC82), Williamson, South Carolina. The certificated private pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.
According to the pilot, he performed a preflight inspection and engine run up with no anomalies noted. He noted the winds favored runway 10, back taxied to the runway, and began the takeoff. As the airplane reached climb speed, the pilot noted that the airplane operation "looked good." Then, he realized that the airplane would not be able to climb above trees near the end of the runway, therefore, he decided to perform a precautionary landing. The pilot landed the airplane in a field, and during the landing rollout the airplane impacted a tree resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.
The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The reported wind, about 10 miles north of the accident site, at 1050, was from 250 degrees at 5 knots.
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