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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17778
Last updated: 27 July 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VEZE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rutan VariEze
Registration: N6553C
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:just north of the town of Speed, in Phillips County, Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Atwood, KS
Destination airport:Tolee Summit, MO
Investigating agency: NTSB
While en route to his destination, the non-certificated pilot reported detecting smoke in the cockpit originating near the instrument panel. While attempting to land in gusty wind conditions, the pilot failed to maintain directional control of the airplane resulting in substantial damage to the airplane and serious injuries to the pilot. An inspection of instrument panel failed to indentify the source of smoke. Despite numerous attempts, the pilot failed to provide any additional information.
Probable Cause: The pilots failure to maintain aircraft control during an emergency landing. Contributing factors were the reported smoke and prevailing gusty wind conditions.



Revision history:

12-May-2008 21:13 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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