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November 02, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Northwing Design Apache Sport

It Felt Like “Something Punched The Plane” Consistent With Turbulence

On September 21, 2022, about 1000 eastern daylight time, a Northwing Design aircraft, N3283N, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Southern Shores, North Carolina. The private pilot was fatally injured and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The weight-shift control aircraft was operated as a Title 14?Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The passenger stated that his step-father performed a thorough preflight inspection which he also performed, then the flight departed and flew north along the coast.

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