ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39505
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:30-APR-1997
Time:1835
Type:Stolp SA-750 Acroduster Too
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N513EP
C/n / msn: 325
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:E. Huntingdon, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Scottsdale/Mt.P, PA (P45)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The airplane was observed performing aerobatic maneuvers prior to entering an uncontrolled stall/spin at low altitude. Witnesses heard the engine run uninterrupted prior to entering uncontrolled flight. The pilot had approximately 1/2-hour of flight experience a week prior to the accident, and no flight experience in the 6 months prior to that flight. CAUSE: was the pilot's entry into an uncontrolled stall/spin and his inadequate recovery from the maneuver which resulted in collision with terrain. Factors in the accident were the low entry altitude for the maneuver and the pilot's lack of recent flight experience.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X07819


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
05-Sep-2009 05:48 harro Updated
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