Remos Acft Gmbh Flugzeugbau REMOS GX, N110GX: Accident occurred August 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA373
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/2013
Aircraft: REMOS ACFT GMBH FLUGZEUGBAU REMOS GX, registration: N110GX
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot reported during a cross-country flight, he received a low fuel warning indication about 29 miles short of his destination. He decided to make a precautionary landing to a paved road but was unsuccessful due to interference with an automobile. The pilot then selected a nearby dirt road, but aborted the landing due to excessive speed. After initiating a climb, he turned to the right to avoid rising terrain however, the airplane descended during the turn and the left main landing gear struck a small hill. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control during the initial climb following an aborted landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s inaccurate fuel planning which resulted in a low fuel state and subsequent precautionary off airport landing.