Aircraft Incident/Accident Report

Jackson, Georgia 30233
Saturday, January 31, 2009 15:55 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot/owner of the experimental, amateur-built airplane was in cruise flight at 1,500 ft above ground level when he shut down the engine by inadvertently activating an unguarded engine cutoff switch that was recently installed on the control stick. After two unsuccessful attempts to restart the engine, he performed an off-field landing to a golf course. During the landing roll the airplane impacted a metal box resulting in damage to the landing gear, propeller, and left wing strut.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's inadvertent activation of an engine cutoff switch during cruise flight.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date1/31/2009 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1555 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityJackson 
Event StateGEORGIA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site30233 
Event Date Year2009 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude331912N 
Event Location Longitude0835633W 
Event Location Airport-- 
Event Location Nearest Airport ID-- 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1553 Eastern Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)270 
Weather Observation Facility IDFFC 
Elevation of weather observation facility808 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)18 
Time Zone of the weather observationEST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)12 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-4 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)-- 
Variable Wind Indicator-- 
Wind Speed (knots)-- 
Wind Velocity Indicator Calm 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30.21 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)25185 
NTSB Notification SourceSouthern Region ROC  
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 10 2009 10:34AM 
User who most recently changed recordkenj 
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN620KJ 
NTSB NumberERA09CA149 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameD-Fly 
Aircraft ModelUL Stork 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number002 
Certified Max Gross Weight1320 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionConditional 
Date of Last InspectionJan 25 2009 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours44 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameKenneth John Rogers 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner CityGriffin 
Aircraft Owner StateGA 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode-- 
Operator is an individual?Yes 
Operator NameKenneth John Rogers 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address3386 Fayetteville Road 
Operator CityGriffin 
Operator StateGA 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code30223 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code62GA 
Departure CityJackson 
Departure StateGA 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1555 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport Code10GA 
Destination CityGriffin 
Destination StateGA 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 10 2009 10:34AM 
User who most recently changed recordkenj 
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and LocationN/A 
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--