ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142436
Last updated: 1 September 2014
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Date:03-JAN-2012
Time:
Type:Swearingen SX-300
Owner/operator:Rainbow Sports Inc
Registration: N120J
C/n / msn: 60
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Truth or Conseqences, New Mexico -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Prior to takeoff, the pilot forgot to properly latch the canopy. Shortly after rotation, the pilot noticed the canopy had partially opened. Subsequently, the airplane contacted the runway and the landing gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest upright on the side of the runway.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed the fuselage was bent and buckled. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NOTE: According to the registration details held by the FAA, the aircraft is a "Butler John R SX-300". However, according to the caption on the Air Britain photo (link below) the aircraft is a Swearingen SX-300. The very same aircraft had previously crashed at Hill AFB, Utah on June 12, 1999 - see http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X18978&key=1

Sources:
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120104X41711&key=1
http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=N120J&u=reg
ev_id=20120104X41711&ntsbno=CEN12CA121&akey=1
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=120J&x=0&y=0


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Feb-2012 08:53 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Feb-2012 16:10 Geno Updated [Source]
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