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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143863
Last updated: 26 April 2018
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Date:19-FEB-2012
Time:13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic BD4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bede BD-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N215BD
C/n / msn: 215
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:About 2 miles SW of Clarinda, IA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Clarinda, IA (ICL)
Destination airport:Clarinda, IA (ICL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Global positioning system data indicated that the airplane had taken off about 41 minutes before the accident and had flown about 60 nautical miles. The last portion of the data indicated that the airplane was making a descending left turn toward the departure airport. The last recorded position was almost directly above the accident site; the airplane impacted a field in a near vertical attitude about 1.2 miles from the airport. Based on the last two recorded data positions, the airplane was in a 60 foot-per-minute rate of descent at 115 knots on a heading of 351 degrees. This data indicated that the airplane was well above the airplane’s stall speed and provided no explanation for the mishap. Postaccident examination of the airplane and its engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: A loss of airplane control for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the airplane and engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120221X70432&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Feb-2012 18:21 Geno Added
19-Feb-2012 18:41 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Mar-2012 22:07 Geno Updated [Time, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:19 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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