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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147579
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft G18S
Owner/operator:Mid America Sport Skydive Club (Rgd. Barron Aviation
Registration: N697Q
C/n / msn: BA-468
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Taylorville, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:KTAZ
Destination airport:KTAZ
Investigating agency: NTSB
The aircraft, a Beech 18, was destroyed upon impact with terrain in a residential area of Taylorville, Illinois, after the discharge of 12 parachutists.
The incident occurred as five jumpers were standing in the door. It is suggested that flaps were up and the port engine was feathered. The plane rolled ninety degrees to port, then another 90 degrees. The plane then made an inverted dive and no maneuvers were seen performed prior to impact.
The sole pilot remaining onboard the aircraft received fatal injuries from the impact forces.


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Revision history:

11-Aug-2012 21:36 Geno Added
12-Aug-2012 06:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
13-Aug-2012 11:20 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
14-Aug-2012 11:57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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