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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39095
Last updated: 30 December 2019
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Date:22-AUG-1988
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VEZE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rutan VariEze
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N707LT
C/n / msn: 391
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mariposa, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ACFT OBSERVED TO DIVE INTO GRND. INVESTIGATION REVEALED INFLT BREAKUP AND SEPARATION OF CANARDS. EXAM OF CANARDS REVEALED MODIFICATION TO INCREASE CHORD IMPROPERLY DONE, ADDING EXCESS WEIGHT AFT OF CG AND MAKING COMPONENTS SUBJECT TO FLUTTER. ONE MOUNTING BOLT ON RT CANARD FOUND UNDERTORQUED. LOOSENESS PERMITTED FLUTTER INITIATION AT LOWER SPEED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X26584


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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