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Tail numberN74TK
Accident dateMay 23, 2008
Aircraft typeAviate Raptor
LocationBealeton, VA
Near 38.563611 N, -77.749444 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On May 23, 2008, about 1131 eastern daylight time, an amateur-built experimental light sport airplane, Aviate Raptor 503, N74TK, collided with a tree near Bealeton, Virginia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight, from Warrenton-Fauquier Airport (HWY), Warrenton, Virginia. The airplane was substantially damaged and the certificated commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was killed. The flight originated about 1116, from HWY.

Four witnesses who were located near the crash site, reported seeing a blue, yellow, and white colored object (wing) trailing the aircraft while it was descending steeply. The wing contacted and remained suspended in a tree, while the remainder of the aircraft impacted the ground at the base of the tree. The on-board ballistic parachute (green and orange in color) was deployed and came to rest on the ground next to the wreckage.

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