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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 94037
Last updated: 24 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC 167 Strikemaster
Owner/operator:Dragon Aviation Inc.
Registration: N167SM
C/n / msn: EEP/JP/165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hudson River, Kingston, New York -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Johnstown, PA (JST)
Destination airport:Hudson, NY (1B1)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to witnesses and corroborated by a video, the pilot performed a rolling maneuver over the runway before returning for a second pass of the runway at an airport that he told his friends he would be flying over. The second pass was flown at a low altitude with the gear retracted. Following the low pass, the pilot abruptly pitched the nose up and entered a steep left turn. The nose of the airplane dropped, and the airplane entered a descending spiral and crashed into a river. The sound of the engine was heard continuously on the video of the flight until the airplane crashed. An examination of the wreckage did not reveal any evidence of a preimpact mechanical malfunction or failure with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The pilot had logged about 21 hours in the airplane and had obtained a type rating in the airplane about 2 1/2 months prior to the accident. His training in the airplane make and model included aerobatic maneuvers, stalls, and recovery from unusual attitudes. The airplaneís owner was not aware that the pilot was planning to perform aerobatic maneuvers and further stated that he would never have approved the pilot to perform solo aerobatics in his airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain airplane control while maneuvering. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of experience in the accident airplane.



Revision history:

26-Feb-2011 16:09 gerard57 Added
26-Feb-2011 17:27 bizjets101 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Feb-2011 17:36 bizjets101 Updated [Cn, Location, Source]
28-Feb-2011 08:45 bizjets101 Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2011 14:16 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2011 15:33 Skymanbob Updated [Narrative]
05-Mar-2011 15:29 Anon. Updated [Operator, Narrative]
26-Nov-2011 12:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2012 12:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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