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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40474
Last updated: 12 September 2021
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Date:20-JUL-1998
Time:07:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic SV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stampe SV.4C
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N123SV
MSN: 294
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ovilla, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Midlothian, TX (2TS6)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was performing precision aerobatic maneuvers in preparation for an upcoming overseas competition. A witness stated that she observed the airplane in a near vertical dive. The witness reported hearing the sound of the engine "revving up" during the descent. Physical evidence and signatures at the accident site indicated that the airplane impacted the ground in a nearly vertical attitude in a slight right turn. The pilot's 5-point seat belt harness system was found unfastened, suggesting she was attempting to bail out. A review of the airframe and engine records did not reveal evidence of any anomalies or uncorrected maintenance defects. During examination of the wreckage, flight control continuity was confirmed, and no anomalies were noted that would have prevented normal aircraft flight. CAUSE: the pilot's failure to maintain control of the aircraft while performing aerobatic maneuvers.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10557


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
05-Jun-2009 00:20 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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