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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39084
Last updated: 6 May 2019
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Date:17-SEP-1996
Time:13:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N952JT
C/n / msn: 2633
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Muncie, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(MIE)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two pilots departed in the amateur built airplane for a local flight. About 10 miles from the departure airport, the airplane was observed to descend into the terrain. The activity of the airplane prior to the accident and/or the individual operating the airplane controls at the time was not determined. Subsequent to the accident an examination of the airplane determined that the carry-through portion of the horizontal stabilizer, which included the forward attachment for the vertical stabilizer, had become disconnected in flight. The particular part was not found. The entire right horizontal stabilizer and the outboard half of the right elevator departed the airplane in-flight. The lower rudder attach fitting bolt was missing at the impact site, and there was no evidence that the bolt was in place at the time of the accident. CAUSE: was the in-flight disconnection of the horizontal and vertical stabilizer forward attachments.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X06687


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated

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