ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 10732
Last updated: 31 October 2014
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Date:19-NOV-1981
Time:11:15
Type:Piper Advanced Technology PAT-1
Owner/operator:Piper Advanced
Registration: N15PT
C/n / msn: PAT-1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N Mathews, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
demo flight by Piper for NASA Langley.1/3-scale tests indicated undesirable stall/post stall characteristics, aft cg conds, which had not been previously observed during full scale wind tunnel testing. This was a flight demo / test out of NASA Langley. Fatalities included Piper test pilot (PIC), Langley's test pilot, and the flight test engineer. Cause of accident was thought to be unrecoverable flat spin into water.

Sources:
NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
28-Aug-2009 22:04 64.129.227.4 Updated
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