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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121096
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:12-MAR-2011
Time:15:00
Type:WACO UPF-7
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N30136
C/n / msn: 5533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Brownsville, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Destination airport:Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On the day prior to the accident, the pilot performed a solo air show flight, and the engine lost power during the taxi after landing. No anomalies were noted that caused the loss of engine power. About one hour prior to the accident flight, the pilot performed a solo air show flight with no anomalies. After the solo flight, the airplane was refueled, and the pilot performed the wing walker performance. Approximately 5 minutes into the performance, the engine lost power. The airplane impacted terrain adjacent to the runway and a postimpact fire ensued. The wing walker, who was located in the front area of the fuselage, sustained multiple burns, and succumbed to her injuries approximately 2 months after the accident. Postaccident examination of the engine and its fuel system revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operations. Video and photographic evidence showed from the engine exhaust, prior to the loss of engine power, which can indicate a flooded condition; however, the reason for the flooded condition and loss of engine power could not be determined.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110316X01549&key=1

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Images:



KBRO 13:04 at from the airshow line


KBRO 13:04PM (3:04pm CST) from the airshow line.


KBRO Air Fiesta Airshow

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Mar-2011 06:49 gerard57 Added
13-Mar-2011 08:21 bizjets101 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2011 08:35 Angelwings Updated [Source]
14-Mar-2011 15:00 Angelwings Updated [Embed code]
14-Mar-2011 15:07 Angelwings Updated [Embed code]
15-Mar-2011 00:42 bizjets101 Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Mar-2011 13:44 AirportBum Updated [Time, Embed code]
16-Mar-2011 13:44 AirportBum Updated [Time, Embed code]
16-Mar-2011 13:44 AirportBum Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
16-Mar-2011 13:44 99.111.136.153 Updated [Source, Embed code]
28-May-2011 17:07 RobertMB Updated [Total occupants, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Feb-2012 00:11 jahman Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Jun-2012 22:25 12.130.123.187 Updated [Embed code, Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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