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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43131
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Date:26-APR-1995
Time:17:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair II RG
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N86XL
C/n / msn: 1086
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Elberta, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(PVT)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
SEVERAL MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT, THE AIRPLANE WAS SEEN BY WITNESSES IN WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS A SPIRAL. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND AND BURNED. EXAMINATION OF THE ACCIDENT SITE REVEALED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS SCATTERED OVER AN AREA 40 FEET WIDE AND 75 FEET LONG. THE AIRPLANE SAT IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION, AND THE GROUND AROUND IT SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF FORWARD OR LATERAL POST IMPACT AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT. THE ENGINE EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE NUMBER ONE FUEL INJECTOR NOZZLE WAS BLOCKED. NO OTHER SYSTEM PROBLEMS WERE NOTED DURING THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL. A FACTOR WAS THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO A BLOCKED FUEL INJECTOR NOZZLE.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001207X03217


Revision history:

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

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