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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177318
Last updated: 24 October 2019
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Date:26-JUN-2015
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic EUPA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Europa
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N149RS
C/n / msn: A042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Beloit, NE of Tri-City Airport, Sebring, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sebring, OH (3G6)
Destination airport:Sebring, OH (3G6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A witness reported seeing the pilot depart the airport in the experimental amateur-built airplane. Shortly thereafter, an individual checking on crops found the wreckage of the airplane in a soybean field about Ĺ mile from the airport. First responders noted the smell of fuel at the accident site.† An examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any pre-impact abnormalities. The engine examination found signatures consistent with rotation at the time of impact with terrain.
The pilot had previously been issued a special-issuance medical certificate; however, at the time of the accident, he was flying under the sport pilot rules for medical requirements.† A review of the pilotís medical records and autopsy report revealed a history of coronary artery disease and old scarring of the heart muscle. These factors increased the risk of a cardiovascular event that could result in sudden impairment or incapacitation. The autopsy report noted that a contributing factor to the cause of death was coronary artery disease and chronic hypertension. Therefore, it is likely that pilot experienced in-flight incapacitation due to a cardiovascular event.

Probable Cause: The pilotís incapacitation in flight due to a cardiovascular event.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20150626X00651&key=1
FAA register: 2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=149RS


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jun-2015 00:30 Geno Added
27-Jun-2015 23:36 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2015 00:29 Geno Updated [Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Aug-2016 21:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Mar-2017 13:44 PiperOnslaught Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2017 13:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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