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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38062
Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:02-AUG-1985
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N85JP
C/n / msn: 105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Zelienople, PA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Butler, PA (BTP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A WITNESS REPORTED THAT WHEN THE ACFT WAS DEPARTING, THE TAKEOFF RUN & BEGINNING OF THE CLIMB APPEARED TO BE NORMAL. HOWEVER, AT ABOUT 300 TO 400 FT AGL, THE LEFT WING DROPPED & THE ACFT PIVOTED TO THE LEFT, THEN THE PLANE CRASHED IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN DESCENT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X37609


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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