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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38987
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Date:10-JUN-1989
Time:15:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic MIMU model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bushby Midget Mustang
Owner/operator:Jose Raul Franco
Registration: N8020E
C/n / msn: 244
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Alderwood Manor, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Port Orchard, WA (OS8)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AFTER MAKING A LOW PASS OVER THE AIRPORT, THE PILOT FLEW A VFR TRAFFIC PATTERN AT A LOW ALTITUDE. HE INITIATED A STEEP LEFT TURN TO FINAL APPROACH AT 100 FT ABOVE THE LAKE ABOUT 1 MILE FROM THE AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED FURTHER LEFT, DESCENDED IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE & IMPACTED THE WATER. CAUSE: PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROPER AIRSPEED. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WERE THE PILOT'S POOR JUDGEMENT IN FLYING A TRAFFIC PATTERN AT TREE-TOP LEVEL AND A TAILWIND CONDITION DURING THE STEEP TURN TO FINAL.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X28661
NTSB Identification: SEA89FA103


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
08-Nov-2009 12:27 DColclasure Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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