2009 – N45YV – Olef Simonsen – Velocity SE/FG – Katy, TX – 1

2009 – N45YV – Olef Simonsen – Velocity SE/FG – Katy, TX – 1

Crashed shortly after installing a new prop. This accident is a little troubling to me, because the available pictures look like it came straight down on it’s roof, which is really odd for a Velocity. Maybe there’s something that the pictures don’t show, but it doesn’t seem to have skidded or tumbled. UPDATE: After reading […]

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2009 – N4PE – Brian Michalk – Velocity SE/FG – Cedar Park, TX – 0

Crashed on first flight. Brian’s account is below Today was my first day to fly. Unfortunately it resulted in an off airfield landing. It’s been a long day, and I wanted to get this out there before the FAA notice was posted. I have several theories at this point as to what happened, and I’ll […]

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2008 – N500K – James Marshall – Cozy IV – Midlothian, TX – 1

2008 – N500K – James Marshall – Cozy IV – Midlothian, TX – 1

Controlled flight into a rock quarry. The experimental airplane flew through a 100 foot deep rock quarry at high speed at an estimated altitude of 20 to 30 feet above ground level. One witness said he waved at the airplane as it flew directly toward him then banked away from his bulldozer and pitched up […]

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2002 – N335BH – Bill Halfacre – Velocity SE/FG – Cleveland, TX – 0

  As the pilot was beginning his flare prior to touchdown, he encountered a strong gust of wind which resulted in a high rate of descent. The airplane impacted the ground 48 feet short of the runway, where the left main landing gear separated. Subsequently, the airplane slid 234 feet down the runway on its […]

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