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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39052
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Date:02-AUG-1988
Time:19:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N223RD
C/n / msn: 436
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ashland City, TN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Nashville, TN (TUNR)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
FOLLOWING A BRIEF AERIAL DEMONSTRATION OF THE RECENTLY ACQUIRED HOMEBUILT ACFT TO THE PILOT'S CFI, THE PILOT REPORTEDLY ELECTED TO FLY AT LOW LEVEL OVER THE CUMBERLAND RIVER. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH AN UNMARKED U.S. ARMY CORP OF ENG CABLE THAT CROSSED THE RIVER AT APPROX. 70' AGL AND IMPACTED THE WATER. THE CFI SURVIVED THE ACCIDENT, HOWEVER, WAS UNABLE TO RESCUE THE PILOT. THE ACFT SANK IN APPROX. 20' OF WATER. THE CFI REPORTED THAT THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL DISCREPANCIES WITH THE ACFT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X26430


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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