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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45487
Last updated: 20 January 2021
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Date:20-JUL-2002
Time:13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II RG
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N79CW
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Jackson , NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lakewood, NJ (N12)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane was observed flying "kind of low" before it spiraled "straight down." It completed three rotations before impacting trees. Post-accident examination revealed no mechanical anomalies. The pilot's operating handbook stated that due to the many variables that affect spin recovery, and the lack of control over those variables, intentional spins were prohibited.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed, which resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin and subsequent impact with terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020729X01237&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 16:57 ASN Update Bot Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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