Accident Raven RX-6 N8671L,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 127676
 
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Date:Thursday 29 April 1976
Time:20:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Raven RX-6
Owner/operator:Free Balloon
Registration: N8671L
MSN: RX6-153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Carlisle, Polk County, Iowa -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Carlisle, Polk County, Iowa
Destination airport:Local
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
Raven RX-6 Balloon N8671L: Written off (destroyed) April 29 1976 when crashed at Carlisle, Polk County, Iowa. All three persons on board survived without injuries. According to the following except from the NTSB Report into the incident:

"TYPE OF ACCIDENT: COLLIDED WITH WIRES/POLES
PHASE OF OPERATION: IN FLIGHT, LOW PASS
PROBABLE CAUSE(S): PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OBJECTS OR OBSTRUCTIONS
FACTOR(S); TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
FIRE AFTER IMPACT"

The FAA cancelled the registration N8671L on November 14, 2012 many years after the incident. The reported crash location of Carlisle is a city in Warren and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The city is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MKC76FCD41
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MKC76FCD41: https://www.ntsb.gov/Pages/brief.aspx?ev_id=52739&key=0
2. FAA: https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=N8671L
3. https://uk.flightaware.com/resources/registration/N8671L
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlisle,_Iowa

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Sep-2022 11:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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