NTSB Identification: CEN13LA377
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Marion, TX
Aircraft: PETER G DANKELMAN VANS RV-7A, registration: N445RV
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 27, 2013, at 2116 central daylight time, a Dankelman Vans RV-7A, N445RV, impacted trees and a power line at the Zuehl Airport (1TE4), Marion, Texas. The pilot, the sole occupant on board, was fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Huber Airpark (E70), Sequin, Texas, approximately 2045.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, witnesses saw the pilot make two attempts to land on runway 17 at the unlit airstrip. The accident occurred on the pilot's third attempt at landing. There was a post-impact fire.

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