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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41194
Last updated: 28 September 2020
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Date:13-APR-1997
Time:11:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N28BD
C/n / msn: 3065
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Congress, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Aguilla, AZ (7E0)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Two witnesses, one of whom is a pilot, both stated that they observed the aircraft when it was approximately 1,000 feet agl until impact, and that it appeared to be in an inverted spin. After observing the crash site, an FAA airworthiness inspector stated that the aircraft appeared to have contacted the ground in an inverted attitude with little or no forward velocity. The postcrash examination did not disclose any preexisting flight control, fuel, or engine systems malfunctions or mismanagement. Also, the toxicological results did not disclose any impairment of the pilot. CAUSE: failure of the pilot to recover from an inverted stall/spin prior to impact with the ground. The reason for the loss of control was not determined.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X07754


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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