NTSB Identification: ERA14LA219
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 04, 2014 in Advance, NC
Injuries: 1 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 May 4, 2014, about 0930 eastern daylight time, a Czech Sport Aircraft Sportcruiser, N162US, performed an off airport landing in a pasture near Advance, North Carolina. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and firewall. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight. The airplane was registered to a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

A postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane initially impacted the ground approximately 45 feet from where it came to rest. About 12 gallons of fluid similar in color and smell to automotive gas was noted leaking from the airplane. In addition, control continuity was established from the cockpit to the rudder, elevator, and left aileron. Control continuity could not be determined to the right aileron due to impact damage to the right wing. The propeller was examined and no scoring or bending was noted.

The engine was retained for further examination.

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