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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35337
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Date:06-MAR-1983
Time:12:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair II
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N46JS
C/n / msn: 123
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:5 Nm E. Of Kent, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:South Prairie, WA (02WA)
Destination airport:Kent, WA (S36)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HOMEBUILT ACFT COLLIDED WITH POWERLINES ON FINAL APPROACH AND CRASHED. THE PILOT WAS ON A FLIGHT FROM ONE AIRPORT TOANOTHER TO DEMONSTRATE HIS ACRT TO OTHER BUILDERS OF THE ACFT. HE WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER THE PATTERN AND FLY A LOW BASE LEG AND FINAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 15. A NOSE UP ATTITUDE AND SMOKE FROM THE ENGINE EXHAUST WAS OBSERVED PRIOR TO THE COLLISION WITH THE WIRES. THE ACRT WAS DESTROYED BY GROUND IMPACT AND FIRE AND THE PILOT WAS FATALLY INJURED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42560


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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