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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19690
Last updated: 10 June 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Owner/operator:William E. Furr
Registration: N815Z
C/n / msn: IDK044
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Winter Springs, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Winter Springs, FL
Destination airport:Polk City, FL
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that he performed a preflight inspection of the airplane but did not use a checklist. He performed "preflight checks", an "engine run-up" and checked the flight controls before takeoff. During the takeoff run while flying on the step before lifting off, "something let go and all of a sudden the aircraft was upside down." He further stated, "He did a poor job inspecting this aircraft" and he "...overlooked" the missing nut from the right horizontal stabilizer. Postaccident inspection of the airplane by an FAA inspector revealed the forward attach point of the right horizontal stabilizer was not secured. The attach nylon lock nut was missing and the bolt which secures the right horizontal stabilizer was backed out of the forward attach point .
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight inspection of the airplane.



Revision history:

21-May-2008 12:02 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 10:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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