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Tail numberN69KG
Accident dateAugust 01, 2009
Aircraft typeGray RV-6
LocationCaldwell, ID
Near 43.648055 N, -116.640555 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On August 1, 2009, about 1350 mountain daylight time, an experimental built Kenneth Gray RV-6, N69KG, was destroyed following impact with terrain near the Caldwell Industrial Airport (EUL), Caldwell, Idaho. The certificated private pilot, the sole occupant, was killed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which was conducted in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration aviation safety inspector who responded to the accident site, a witness reported observing the airplane depart to the northwest, followed by hearing the engine "sputtering." The witness further reported that the pilot was turning back toward the airport when the airplane collided with a set of powerlines, which border the airport on the north. The airplane subsequently impacted terrain and was consumed by a post crash fire.

The airplane was recovered to a local storage facility for further examination.

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