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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36740
Last updated: 22 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan
Registration: N65860
C/n / msn: 43-1452
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tampa, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:TPF
Destination airport:Lakland, FL (LAL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Witnesses saw the airplane depart the airport to the south, turn left at an altitude of about 200 feet above the ground (agl), fly downwind to the departure runway, climb to an altitude of about 800 to 1,000 feet, and then turn right. A witness, who was operating a crane near the crash site said, he saw the airplane approaching from the south heading towards the north, turn to the right (east), and flew directly over him. He told police officers that he could see both propellers 'spinning,' and could 'actually see the pilot flying the plane.' The witness said, '...[the] motor sounded fine...[and the airplane] took a sharp downward fall, hit the road and bounced in the air, then fire started....' Other witnesses said they saw the angle of bank increase, the airplane descend rapidly, impact on a four-lane hard surface road right wing first, strike a wooden power pole, burst into flames, and come to rest in marshy area on the eastside of the road. Examination of the airframe, engine and propeller revealed no discrepancies.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane resulting in an inadvertent stall at too low an altitude to allow for recovery.



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Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Sep-2014 14:59 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn, Operator]
15-Aug-2015 15:52 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 09:59 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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