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N74TK accident description

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Crash location 38.563611°N, 77.749444°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 Bealeton, VA
38.571790°N, 77.763881°W
1.0 miles away

Tail number N74TK
Accident date 23 May 2008
Aircraft type Aviate Raptor
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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