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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34666
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Date:04-JAN-1983
Time:15:50
Type:Javelin Aircraft WICHAWK
Owner/operator:Kaufman Donald
Registration: N6940
C/n / msn: 30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Camarillo, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Santa Paula, CA (SZP)
Destination airport:Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND 15 DEGREES NOSE DOWN 70 DEGREE LEFT BANK WHILE PERFORMING LOW LEVEL AEROBATICS. WITNESSES HAD OBSERVED THE ACFT PERFORMING LOW ALTITUDE AEROBATIC MANEUVERS IN THE AREA OF THE ACCIDENT. THE ACFT WAS LAST SEEN DESCENDING AT A NEAR VERTICAL ANGLE FROM AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 600 TO 700 FEET AGL AND CRASH INTO SOFT, LEVEL CULTIVATED GROUND. THERE WAS A POST CRASH FIRE AND BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE FATALLY INJURED. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE WEARING PARACHUTES. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42012


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