N875NA Eclipse EA500 loses body panel inflight . . .


NTSB Identification: CHI08IA200
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Thursday, July 17, 2008 in Rockford, IL
Aircraft: Eclipse Aviation Corporation EA500, registration: N875NA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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On July 17, 2008, at 1655 central daylight time, an Eclipse Aviation Corporation EA500, N875NA, sustained minor damage during an in-flight separation of the aft, lower, left hand side, wing to body fairing, during cruise flight near Rockford, Illinois. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan. Neither of the two pilots, the only occupants, were injured. The flight last departed from Pinedale, Wyoming, and was en route to Chicago Executive Airport, Chicago/Prospect Heights/Wheeling, Illinois, where it landed without further incident.