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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41080
Last updated: 30 April 2017
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Date:30-AUG-1986
Time:10:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic ERCO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ERCO 415-C Ercoupe
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3002H
C/n / msn: 3627
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Prosser, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
Narrative:
THE PLT WAS PRACTICING FLY-BYS FOR THE NEXT DAYS AIRSHOW. THE LEFT WING SUSTAINED AN INFLIGHT STRUCTURAL FAILURE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED A PROGRESSIVE CRACK IN THE #7 RIB EMANATING FROM PREVIOUS DAMAGE TO THE LEADING EDGE OF THE LEFT WING TIP. THIS RESULTED THE INFLIGHT STRUCTURAL OVERLOAD OF THE MAIN SPAR. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X34629


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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