David G. Klepacki

David G. Klepacki

Senior Consultant

Mr. David Klepacki specializes in accident investigation and reconstruction. He has over 40 years of experience and is a recognized expert in the aviation accident investigation industry. Prior to joining ESi, Mr. Klepacki was a Senior Design and Liaison Engineer for Cessna Aircraft Company where he gained experience designing airfoil and airframe components, as well as aircraft hydraulic and mechanical systems. Mr. Klepacki served as an engineering technical advisor to the Air Safety Investigators, Product Integrity Council, and Cessna’s FAA engineering representative Executive Engineer. He has worked as a mechanic at two Fixed Based Operations (FBO’s) and has modified, rebuilt, and restored aircraft and gliders. Mr. Klepacki provides consultation for projects in a variety of disciplines at ESi.


  • Post-Fire Structural Integrity Evaluation of an Aircraft Utilizing ASTM E 1004, ASM Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, February 2015
  • Failure Investigation of an Aircraft Crankshaft Gear Connection, ASM Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, December 2012
  • Investigative Techniques for Evaluating Post-Accident Trim System Configurations, ISASI Forum, September 1998

Home Office

Colorado - Colorado Springs

5575 Tech Center Drive Suite 115 Colorado Springs, CO 80919
  • Phone: (719) 535-0400
  • Fax: (719) 535-0402

Areas of Expertise

Project Experience

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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