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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232452
Last updated: 19 March 2020
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Date:25-JAN-2020
Time:17:13 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MUS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bushby Mustang II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: unreg.
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Senoia-Big 'T' Airport (64GA), GA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Senoia-Big 'T' Airport, GA (64GA)
Destination airport:Senoia-Big 'T' Airport, GA (64GA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
An unregistered experimental, amateur-built Mustang II, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Big 'T' Airport (64GA), Senoia, Georgia. The airline transport pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departed 64GA about 16:55.
According to witnesses and video recorded from a witness, the airplane had been flying over the local area for about 15 minutes when it then performed a barrel roll. Shortly after the barrel roll, the canopy opened and struck the vertical stabilizer and right horizontal stabilizer. The airplane subsequently descended nose-down and impacted terrain about .5 mile south of 64GA.

The owner of the airplane stated that he purchased it from a Canadian citizen about 1 week prior to the accident. The owner further stated that the accident pilot was a good friend and fellow airline pilot. The accident pilot accompanied the owner to receive the airplane. The owner only had about 15 minutes of experience in the airplane and the accident pilot had about 55 hours of experience in the same make and model as the accident airplane. The owner further stated that the canopy latch was not intuitive, and the accident pilot had to show him how to operate it. A knob had to be rotated approximately 180 clockwise to secure the latch, and then rotated 180 counterclockwise to release the latch. The accident pilot was allowed to use the airplane when he wanted, and the accident flight was a local pleasure flight.

Sources:

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/coweta-county/small-plane-crashes-coweta-county-officials-say/3LRFQLDYG5DRDM36F7RHMJOPK4/
https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/faa-two-dead-after-single-engine-plane-crashed-in-coweta-county
https://www.11alive.com/article/traffic/coweta-county-plane-crash/85-2bfff797-22e6-4124-ac10-266a4ba9b82d
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/january/28/airshow-community--stunned-by-two-weekend-crashes
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200125X95855


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jan-2020 00:34 Captain Adam Added
26-Jan-2020 02:43 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jan-2020 10:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Embed code]
26-Jan-2020 16:43 Moxiedrinker Updated [Embed code]
31-Jan-2020 18:32 Strebav8or Updated [Source]
14-Feb-2020 17:40 harro Updated [Registration, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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