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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22714
Last updated: 27 August 2016
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Date:16-AUG-2008
Time:15:40 EDT.
Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata MS.894A Rallye Minerva
Owner/operator:Fred Bullard Junior (owner)
Registration: N31BF
C/n / msn: 11682
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles south of the Oswego County Airport, Fulton, New York -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Oswego County Airport. FZY.
Destination airport:Oswego County Airport. FZY.
Narrative:
On August 16, 2008, at 15:40 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), a Socata MS894A, N31BF, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power, approximately 2 miles south of the Oswego County Airport (FZY), Fulton, New York. The certificated private pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal local flight. The flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The airplane was owned by the pilot and based at FZY. It had been fueled on the morning of the accident with 22.2 gallons and a report from the lineman was that it was "topped off."

According to the pilot after making a low pass along the drop zone, he pulled up and leveled off at about 400 feet above ground level. He then heard a "bang," followed by vibration, and then the engine stopped. He immediately pitched for a "glide speed of 90 miles per hour," and flew toward a field. On the final leg of the approach, the airplane impacted trees, nosed over on touchdown, and then rotated approximately 180 degrees.

Aircraft presumably written off and/or damaged beyond economic repair, as the registration N31BF was cancelled by the FAA on August 31, 2010

Sources:
1. NTSB Identification: NYC08LA280 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20080826X01318&ntsbno=NYC08LA280&akey=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=31BF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2008 11:42 angels one five Added
20-Oct-2008 10:51 RobertMB Updated
26-May-2016 19:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
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