ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41259
Last updated: 20 September 2014
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Date:18-APR-1985
Time:1850
Type:Condor Aircraft CONDOR III
Owner/operator:Frank Lee Volta
Registration: unreg.
C/n / msn: UKN
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hockley, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN IN A NEAR VERTICAL DESCENT. WITNESSES STATED THE ULTRALIGHT WAS AIRBORNE FOR APRX 5 MINUTES BEFORE A LOUD 'POP' WAS HEARD AND IT ENTERED A STEEP NOSE DOWN SPIRAL. INSPECTION OF THE ULTRALIGHT REVEALED A FAILED BOLT IN THE REAR SPAR OF THE LEFT WING. THE BOLT WAS INTENDED TO HOLD A BRACE BETWEEN THE REAR WING SPAR AND THE FRONT WING SPAR, AND ALSO A BRACE FROM THE LEFT REAR WING SPAR TO THE TAIL SECTION. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36177


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
31-Mar-2010 09:42 TB Updated [Other fatalities]
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