1999 – N242JP – Damien Olivieri – Velocity SE/RG – Richmond, VA – 0

1999 – N242JP – Damien Olivieri – Velocity SE/RG – Richmond, VA – 0

The pilot reported that 2 to 3 minutes after takeoff, the cockpit filled with thick smoke that smelled of burning oil, and the engine oil temperature registered above the upper limit. The pilot turned the airplane back for the departure airport and configured the airplane for landing. No corresponding increase in thrust was realized from […]

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1999 – N627KB – Ken Swertfeger – Velocity SE/FG – Murfreesboro, TN – 1

1999 – N627KB – Ken Swertfeger – Velocity SE/FG – Murfreesboro, TN – 1

The pilot was on approach for landing when the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power, and crashed during a forced landing. Examination of the airframe and engine assembly revealed no evidence of a precrash mechanical failure or malfunction. Visual inspection of the spark plugs revealed very black and sooty. Fuel was present in […]

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1999 – N137V – Raymond Flade – Velocity SE/FG – Santa Monica, CA – 0

1999 – N137V – Raymond Flade – Velocity SE/FG – Santa Monica, CA – 0

The pilot was on a return flight back to the airport, and after obtaining the ATIS, he made a right traffic pattern for runway 21. ATIS reported winds at 240 degrees and 12 knots. The pilot said that during the landing sequence just as the landing gear were about to touchdown, there was a strong […]

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Magazine: Sport Aviation May 1999 – Tim England V6 Velocity

Magazine: Sport Aviation May 1999 – Tim England V6 Velocity

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Magazine: Kitplanes April 1999 – Just Reward – Jean Prudhomme N140JP

Magazine: Kitplanes April 1999 – Just Reward – Jean Prudhomme N140JP

Repint of the April 1999 edtion of Kitplanes on the Jean Prudhomme’s XL N140JP. Download  

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1999 – N19DW – Don White – Velocity SL/RG – Ft. Pierce, FL – 0

1999 – N19DW – Don White – Velocity SL/RG – Ft. Pierce, FL – 0

While maneuvering in cruise flight, the pilot/builder of the experimental airplane noticed a fluctuating fuel pressure gage and then the engine quit. The pilot executed a forced landing onto an interstate highway. Post crash examination revealed an empty right wing fuel tank and no other abnormality of the fuel system and engine. Post crash start […]

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