Loss of control Accident Cassutt IIIM N420FH,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122690
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Date:Sunday 22 May 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic CASS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cassutt IIIM
Registration: N420FH
MSN: NAC 2009-1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:North of the Erie Municipal Airport - KEIK, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Erie, CO (KEIK)
Destination airport:Erie, CO (KEIK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the initial takeoff on the airplane's maiden flight, witnesses observed the airplane climb to about 300 feet above ground level, turn left, descend and impact the ground. A postaccident examination of the airplane and engine did not reveal any anomalies. An autopsy revealed that that the pilot's left anterior descending artery had up to 70-percent stenosis with 100-percent stenosis in many of the branches. With a lack of control-type injuries to the pilot's extremities, the medical examiner concluded that it was possible that the pilot experienced a sudden cardiac death shortly after takeoff.
Probable Cause: The pilot's incapacitation due to a cardiac event.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN11FA346
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-May-2011 12:59 gerard57 Added
22-May-2011 13:04 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
22-May-2011 23:57 pfp42c Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
23-May-2011 03:42 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-May-2011 16:53 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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