Accident Glasair Sportsman GS-2 N76TG,
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Date:Thursday 14 March 2024
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasair Sportsman GS-2
Registration: N76TG
MSN: 7278
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Fort Meade, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, FL (LAL/KLAL)
Destination airport:Fly in Ranches Airport, FL (FD25)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On March 14, 2024, at 1442 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Glasair Sportsman 2+2, N76TG, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Fort Meade, Florida. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he and his passenger departed Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL), Lakeland, Florida, at 1430 to return to Fly In Ranches Airport (FD25), Vero Beach, Florida. About 30 minutes into the flight, smoke entered the cockpit and the engine noise changed. Shortly thereafter, the engine stopped producing power and the pilot performed a forced landing to a field. During the landing, the airplane’s nose landing gear dug into the ground and the airplane nosed over. The pilot and passenger egressed from the airplane and the airplane was then consumed by fire.

Postaccident examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the exhaust pipe was missing. The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report




Revision history:

15-Mar-2024 03:13 Geno Added
15-Mar-2024 06:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
20-Mar-2024 07:35 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
26-Mar-2024 22:02 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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