Saturday, January 2, 2016

Kevin Metzler Velocity STD RG experimental amateur-built airplane, N133SV: Accident occurred January 02, 2016 near Rosamond Skypark Airport (L00), Kern County, California

NTSB Identification: WPR16LA047
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 02, 2016 in Rosamond, CA
Aircraft: KEVIN METZLER Velocity STD RG, registration: N133SV
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 January 2, 2016, about 1430 Pacific standard time, a Kevin Metzler Velocity STD RG experimental amateur-built airplane, N133SV, was substantially damaged following a loss of engine power and forced landing about 1 mile northwest of the Rosamond Skypark Airport (L00), Rosamond, California. The private pilot, who was also the owner of the airplane and its sole occupant, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight departed L00 about 5 minutes prior to the accident.

In a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that he departed L00 to the west, and about 10 miles from the airport "the engine hesitated, corrected itself, then hesitated again." The pilot stated that he then proceeded back toward the departure airport, however, about 5 miles from the runway the engine lost power. The pilot subsequently made an off-airport forced landing, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane.

The airplane was recovered to a secured location for further examination.

Date: 02-JAN-16
Time:  22:30:00Z
Regis#:  N133SV
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  None
Damage:  Minor
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Van Nuys FSDO-01
State:  California


BAKERSFIELD, California -  The Sheriff's department said a pilot is injured after landing a plane in a rural area of Rosamond. 

It happened just before 3 p.m. near Mojave-Tropico Road and Irone Avenue. 

That's a couple miles away from the nearest landing strip.

Sheriff's officials said the pilot has minor injuries and the plane was damaged in the hard landing. 

It's unknown where the plane was coming from, or where it was headed. 

The Sheriff's department said the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified. 

We tried to contact the FAA, but no one was immediately available to comment.


Rosamond, California -  There was a plane that had a hard landing in the Rosamond area – near Mojave-Tropico Rd. at about 2:35 p.m. Saturday.

The Velocity experimental aircraft landed hard at Rosamond, Allen Kenitzer with the FAA said.

Local authorities say that only the pilot was on board and he was not injured.  

The aircraft sustained minor damage.


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