ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42512
Last updated: 21 October 2014
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Date:15-JAN-1984
Time:1140
Type:Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon
Owner/operator:Stanley Dwight Burks
Registration: N57665
C/n / msn: 128-74
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Davidson, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Frederick, OK (FDR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE ACFT STRUCK HIGH VOLTAGE POWERLINES WHILE CONDUCTING AEROBATIC MANEUVERS. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE ACFT PULLED-UP INTO A NOSE HIGH MANEUVER, CLIMBED TO ABOUT 1000 FT AGL, PERFORMED A HAMMERHEAD TURN, FULL POWER WAS APPLIED ON THE DOWN LINE PRIOR TO IMPACT WITH THE WIRES. CAUSE: ENTERED HAMMERHEAD AT TOO LOW OF AN ALTITUDE. NOT ENOUGH ALTITUDE TO GAIN SUFFICIENT SPEED FOR RECOVERY PRIOR TO PULL UP BEFORE LOWER PART OF LANDING GEAR CAUGHT THE HIGH LINE WIRES. ONCE THE BOTTOM PART OF THE GEAR CONTACTED THE WIRES THE AIRCRAFT WAS FORCED INTO THE GROUND. NOT ENOUGH POWER TO BREAK THE HIGH LINE WIRES PRIOR TO IMPACT. BY: MICHAEL BURKS SON OF STANLEY BURKS.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38571


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
11-Nov-2009 21:15 12.184.89.2 Updated
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