2017 – N753GK – Gerarld Kerr – Velocity SUV – St. Petersburg, FL – 0

2017 – N753GK – Gerarld Kerr – Velocity SUV – St. Petersburg, FL – 0

Apparently Gerald went off the end into the ocean. Pilot and passenger uninjured. On September 1, 2017, about 1236 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Velocity SUV, N753GK, was substantially damaged while attempting to land at Albert Whitted Airport (SPG), St. Petersburg, Florida. The private pilot and the passenger were not injured. The airplane was […]

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2016 – N916TC – Mohamed Nasr – Velocity XL/RG – Sebastian, FL – 0

2016 – N916TC – Mohamed Nasr – Velocity XL/RG – Sebastian, FL – 0

Apparently Mohamed and his son were on-board and departing for Airventure in Oshkosh when the engine lost power and they went through trees on the departure end of the runway at Sebastian/the Factory. Luckily both were Ok. A small plane crashed Saturday morning on the Sebastian Municipal Airport property The plane crashed on the airport […]

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2015 – N112TH – Andrew Liptak – Velocity SE/RG – Sebastian, FL – 0

2015 – N112TH – Andrew Liptak – Velocity SE/RG – Sebastian, FL – 0

I’m not yet sure about the tail number, but based on the color scheme, and the fact this airplane was for sale, it seems right. I’ll update this when the NTSB report drops. It looks like from the reporting that the copilot door opened on takeoff, and he tried to return to the airport. I’m […]

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2014 – N360VT – Rick Hayes-Roth – Velocity Twin/RG – Sebastian, FL – 0

2014 – N360VT – Rick Hayes-Roth – Velocity Twin/RG – Sebastian, FL – 0

Apparently one of the Twin’s engines was not making good RPM, and after floating he was not able to successfully go around. The airplane was substantially damaged, but Rick was not injured. | Wiki | NTSB Factual | NTSB Final | News |

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2013 – N244FM – Fred Marconi – Velocity XL/RG – Palm Beach, FL – 0

2013 – N244FM – Fred Marconi – Velocity XL/RG – Palm Beach, FL – 0

Apparently Fred and a passenger (Manny Lewis) were practicing touch-and-go take-off and landings, and forgot to latch the door. They executed an emergency return to the airport, but forgot to deploy the landing gear, and bellied it in when they realized the mistake. The passenger door is the one departed from the airplane, so I […]

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2013 – N101ME – HARRIS PIERCE – Velocity XL/RG – Avon Park, FL – 0

2013 – N101ME – HARRIS PIERCE – Velocity XL/RG – Avon Park, FL – 0

The pilot and the pilot-rated passenger departed for the destination airport with about 50 gallons of fuel on board. About 35 minutes into the flight, they heard a “pop.” They then scanned the instruments and noted that everything looked good. A short time later, they heard additional “pop” sounds. The pilot then began descending the […]

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