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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36671
Last updated: 1 August 2019
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Date:31-OCT-1989
Time:18:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N828BM
C/n / msn: 418
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Eaton, OH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wise, VA (LNP)
Destination airport:Richmond, IN (RID)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ONE WITNESS OBSERVED 'A SOLID GREEN LIGHT...DROP OUT OF THE SKY.' THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A STEEP ANGLE. THERE WERE NO INSTRUMENT LIGHTS INSTALLED. THE LIGHT CONDITIONS WERE DESCRIBED AS DARK. CAUSE: POOR IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION BY THE PILOT WHICH RESULTED IN SPATIAL DISORIENTATION AND AN INADVERTENT SPIRAL. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE DARK NIGHT AND INSTRUMENT LIGHTS NOT INSTALLED.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X29548


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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