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N605GV accident description

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Crash location 35.972778°N, 115.134444°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Las Vegas, NV
36.174971°N, 115.137223°W
14.0 miles away
Tail number N605GV
Accident date 24 Jul 2017
Aircraft type British Aircraft CORP. Bac Stkmstr MK80
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On July 24, 2017, about 1156 Pacific daylight time, an experimental British Aircraft Corp. BAC STKMSTR MK80, N605GV, was destroyed when it collided with the ground shortly after takeoff at the Henderson Executive Airport (HND) Las Vegas, Nevada. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Attack Aviation Foundation Inc., and operated by Blue Air Training LLC, for the U.S. Department of Defense as a public aircraft in support of the U.S. Air Force. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country ferry flight. The flight originated about 1155 with a destination of Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada.

According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff, the airplane failed to accelerate and he was unable to initiate a normal climb. The airplane subsequently struck terrain and was consumed by fire.

Examination of the accident site by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane came to rest upright, about 1/4 mile south of the departure end of runway 17R. All major components of the airplane were located in the wreckage.

The airplane wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

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