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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39035
Last updated: 3 December 2019
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Date:04-SEP-1982
Time:14:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic VEZE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rutan VariEze
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N777EJ
C/n / msn: 478
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Susanville, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Susanville, CA
Destination airport:Susanville, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING A 2ND PASS DOWN THE RUNWAY AT ABOUT 50 FEET AGL, THE AIRCRAFT PULLED UP TO ABOUT 200 FEET AND COMPLETED OVER HALFOF A ROLL, THEN SPIRALED INTO A LAKE AND WAS DESTROYED. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING AT ALL TIMES UNTIL IMPACT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04734


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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