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N306FR accident description

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Crash location 37.222778°N, 99.331945°W
Nearest city Coldwater, KS
37.191692°N, 99.192054°W
8.0 miles away
Tail number N306FR
Accident date 20 Jul 2018
Aircraft type Vans RV6
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On July 20, 2018, about 1310 central daylight time, a Vans RV-6 airplane, N306FR, collided with terrain near Coldwater, Kansas. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to Southern Star Aviation LLC and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight originated at an unknown origin and was landing at Comanche County Airport (3K8), Coldwater, Kansas.

According to preliminary information obtained by investigators from the pilot, while attempting to land on runway 17 in gusty wind conditions, the airplane bounced and the pilot performed a go-around. During the go-around, the right wing dropped and contacted the ground. The airplane spun and came to rest upright. A postimpact fire ensued, seriously injuring the occupants as they egressed the airplane. The fire continued and consumed a majority of the wreckage.

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