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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35311
Last updated: 7 April 2019
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Date:02-JUL-1994
Time:14:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18A-150
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8565D
C/n / msn: 18-6784
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lowell, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Nampa, ID (S67)
Destination airport:Fish Lake Usfs , ID (S92)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND APPROXIMATELY 17.5 HOURS AFTER THE CRASH HAVING BEEN CONSUMED BY FIRE. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND 350 FEET ABEAM AND SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE RUNWAY, WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OPPOSITE TO THE MANDATED DIRECTION FOR LANDING. SHEARED LATERAL TREE BRANCHES ESTABLISHED A STEEP ANGLE OF BANK AND DESCENT TO THE GROUND CONSISTENT WITH AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT SUBSEQUENT TO A STALL. AS THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT THERE WAS NO EXPLANATION AS TO WHY THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A LEFT 180 DEGREE TURN. CAUSE: THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01856


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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