NTSB Identification: WPR14LA161
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 08, 2014 in Brigham City, UT
Aircraft: NORTHWING APACHE SPORT, registration: N58AS
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 April 8, 2014, about 1720 mountain daylight time, an experimental Northwing Apache Sport, N58AS, was substantially damaged when it impacted the ground while maneuvering near Brigham City, Utah. The weight shift control trike was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot, sole occupant of the trike, was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the local area at an unknown time.
Witnesses located near the accident site reported observing the accident weight shift control trike maneuvering around the area at a low altitude. Witnesses driving north and sound bound on Interstate 15 stated that the trike was traveling in an easterly direction when it approached a set of high tension power lines and suddenly banked steeply to the left. Subsequently, the trike descended into terrain.
Examination of the trike by local law enforcement revealed that it came to rest on its left side on a road adjacent to two sets of high tension power lines, situated on both the east and west sides of the road. All major structural components were present at the accident site. The trike was recovered to a secure location for further examination.
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