Winds were reported as 15 mph gusting to 24 mph at the time of the accident on Sunday morning. The composite Allegro 2000 is built in North Carolina, and is powered by an 80-hp Rotax 912 engine. It's a high-wing, T-tail airplane with two seats. According to the newspaper, the accident airplane is registered to Allegro president Douglas Hempstead. It was heavily damaged after hitting several pine trees on National Park Service property.