ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42463
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Narrative:On May 7, 1994, about 1430 eastern daylight time, a homebuilt float equipped Kitfox IV 1200, N31PH, registered to Larry Blackmun, experienced in flight loss of control and crashed about 100 yards offshore of Munjack Cay, near the Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The airplane was destroyed and the airline transport-rated pilot was seriously injured. The passenger was fatally injured. The time of departure has not been determined.
Kitfox IV 1200
|Owner/operator:||Larry Blackmun (owner)|
|C/n / msn:|| FCU052|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||100 yards off Munjack Cay, near Great Abaco Island -
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Marsh Harbour Airport, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas (MHH/MYAM)|
|Destination airport:||Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas|
|Investigating agency: ||National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America |
According to Bahamian Civil Aviation personnel, the pilot stated that while maneuvering at a low altitude, the airplane stalled, pitched nose down, and impacted the water. The pilot was airlifted to a hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.
1. NTSB Identification: MIA94WA134 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20001206X01361&ntsbno=MIA94WA134&akey=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=31PH
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