On December 22, 2004, about 1215 eastern standard time, a Flight Design CT-2K, German registration D-MAFL, was substantially damaged while landing at Eagle's Nest Airport, Waynesboro, Virginia. The certificated private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The airplane was landing on runway 24, a 2,009 foot-long, 50 foot-wide, asphalt runway.
According to his written statement, the pilot said that the landing was conducted with a crosswind of 15 to 20 knots. After touchdown, the airplane bounced, and the wind caused the airplane's right wing to contact the ground. The airplane cart-wheeled and came to rest off the runway.
The pilot stated he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane. He reported 247 hours of total flight experience, which included 14 hours in the accident airplane.
Winds reported at an airport located about 13 miles north-northeast of the accident site, at 1221, were from 220 degrees at 15 knots, with 19 knot gusts.