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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40305
Last updated: 14 December 2019
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Date:10-APR-1998
Time:18:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ted Smith Aerostar 600A
Owner/operator:Maine Flight Center
Registration: N7527S
C/n / msn: 60-0188-084
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mapleton, ME -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:(PQI)
Destination airport:Bangor, ME (BGR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The twin-engine Aerostar departed on Runway 1. While on initial climb, after take-off, witnesses observed the airplane roll to the left until it became inverted, after which the nose dropped and the airplane impacted the ground in a near vertical nose down attitude. The fuselage was consumed with a post crash fire. On-site examination revealed the wing flaps and landing gear were retracted. No evidence of a mechanical failure or malfunction was found relating to the airplane, engines, or propellers. The investigation revealed that both propellers were rotating and absorbing power at the time of impact. The winds were reported from 360 degrees at 17 knots, with gusts to 25 knots. CAUSE: the failure of the pilot to maintain control of the airplane during takeoff for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X09934


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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