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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38130
Last updated: 2 November 2019
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Date:14-JAN-2000
Time:13:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic PC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer
Owner/operator:Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.
Registration: HB-HOO
C/n / msn: 394
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Broomfield, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Goshen, IN (GSH)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot (30) was ferrying the aircraft from the company's headquarters in Switzerland for a buyer in the United States. While approaching the airport to land, he requested to perform a low approach to runway 29R, which was approved by the airport tower. According to multiple witnesses in the airport tower and on the ground, they observed the aircraft with the landing gear retracted overfly runway 29R. At the midfield point, the aircraft was observed to roll 360 degrees twice to the right, followed by a 360-degree roll to the left. The nose pitched up, then descended toward the ground. The right wing impacted on an adjacent taxiway and the airplane cartwheeled and exploded. During a postaccident examination of the aircraft, no airframe or engine anomalies were identified. Radar data provided evidence that the aircraft was traveling at 215 knots seconds prior to impact. The airport is located within the boundaries of Class D airspace and according to FAR 91.303, aerobatic flight within the surface area of Class D airspace is prohibited.
Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of aircraft control while performing low level aerobatics at an altitude insufficient to make a safe recovery.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20345&key=1


Images:

Photo of HB-HOO courtesy AirHistory.net


Buochs (LSMU / LSZC)
May 1993; (c) Joop de Groot

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Nov-2010 13:52 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Phase, Source]
07-May-2011 16:20 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2018 08:44 TB Updated [Narrative]

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