Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2004 Issue

May 09, 2004, Georgetown, Texas / Diamond Aircraft Industries DA-40; Giles 202 Experimental

At 1710 local time, the DA-40 the homebuilt Giles 202 collided on final approach to Runway 18 at Georgetown Municipal Airport (GTU). Both airplanes were substantially damaged with the DA-40 pilot sustaining minor injuries; The Giles 202 pilot was seriously injured. A witness located at the self-serve refueling area, reported seeing the DA-40 on final approach when he noticed the Giles 202 on a very high short left base, with a “relatively high sink rate.” The witness stated that the DA-40 was on final at an approximate altitude of 200 feet AGL, with the Giles 202 “overtaking the DA-40 quickly.” Subsequently, the Giles 202 collided with the DA-40 approximately 50 feet AGL. Another witness, ta...

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