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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40357
Last updated: 18 July 2019
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Date:04-JUL-1994
Time:15:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper J3C-65
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N88114
C/n / msn: 15727
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Seeley Lake, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES REPORTED OBSERVING THE AIRCRAFT FLYING LOW AND SLOW DROPPING PING PONG BALLS TO LOCAL SCHOOLCHILDREN FROM A DISPENSING TUBE WHILE IN FLIGHT. A VIDEOTAPE OF THE FLIGHT IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE CRASH SHOWED THE AIRCRAFT ROLLING RIGHT AND DESCENDING TO THE GROUND. THE TAPE ALSO SHOWED THAT THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE DESCENDING TURN THE LEFT AILERON WAS OBSERVED DEFLECTED UPWARDS TO VARYING DEGREES AND THE RIGHT AILERON WAS OBSERVED DEFLECTED IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF CONTROL OR POWERPLANT MALFUNCTION. CAUSE: THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FLYING AIRSPEED.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01857


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]
18-Jul-2019 05:21 liamdaniel98 Updated [Narrative]

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