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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38658
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Date:01-NOV-1986
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic MIMU model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Midget Mustang
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3059
C/n / msn: 389
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:New Smyrna Bch , FL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:New Smyrna Bch , FL (X50)
Destination airport:Daytona Beach, FL (44J)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES, INCLUDING THE VICTIM'S SON RIDING AS A PAX IN ANOTHER ACFT FLYING AT 800 FT, OBSERVED THE MIDGET MUSTANG COMING UP FROM THE RIGHT, BEHIND AND BELOW THEM. WHILE STILL BELOW THEIR ALT, THE MUSTANG WAS OBSERVED TO ROLL TO THE RIGHT, AWAY FROM THEM, ROLL INVERTED AND ATTEMPT A 'SPLIT-S' MANEUVER. THE 'SPLIT-S' WAS NOT COMPLETED BEFORE THE ACFT STRUCK THE TOP OF A TREE ABOUT 50 FT HIGH AND CRASHED TO THE GROUND. THE PLT WITNESS, A FRIEND OF THE DECEASED PLT, STATED THAT ON PAST OCCASSIONS HE HAD OBSERVED THE PLT PULL UP IN THE VICINITY OF HIS ACFT AND PERFORM A ROLL. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X35214


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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