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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39328
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:07-OCT-1995
Time:12:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N61TR
C/n / msn: 1061
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Longmont, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(2V2)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
During flight the propeller failed shedding one blade approximately 15 inches from the hub. The aircraft was observed to pitch up and enter a flat spin to impact. The propeller installed on the aircraft was a cut-down metal propeller, and the aircraft specifications required that only wood propellers be used. The logs indicated a wood propeller was installed on the aircraft and no history of the metal propeller was found. CAUSE: the installation of an unapproved metal propeller which led to a fatigue failure of a blade and loss of aircraft control.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001207X04680


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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