Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CHI90DET03

LAKE VILLAGE, IN, USA

Aircraft #1

NONE

PTERODACTYL ASCENDER II+2

Analysis

EXPERIMENTAL HOMEBUILT CRASHED WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO LANDING. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE RIGHT WING TO FOLD IN FLIGHT AND THE AIRCRAFT TUMBLE END OVER END TO THE GROUND. INVESTIGATION REVEALED COMPLETE FAILURE OF THE RIGHT WING SPAR.

Probable Cause and Findings

IN-FLIGHT STRUCTURAL FAILURE OF THE RIGHT WING SPAR.

 

Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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