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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40666
Last updated: 21 April 2019
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Date:02-NOV-1985
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N489R
C/n / msn: 489
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sonoma, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sonoma, CA (009)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT CRASHED INTO THE GROUND FROM ABOUT 250 FT AFTER A STALL FOLLOWING A DIVE & LEVEL OFF. TWO WITNESSES SAW THE ACC AND ONE BELIEVED THE PLT WAS LOOKING FOR HIM OR TRYING TO GET HIS ATTENTION BECAUSE THE PLT KNEW THE WITNESS' TRUCK AND WHERE HE WOULD BE. BOTH WITNESSES SAID THAT THE ACFT WENT 'STRAIGHT IN' TO THE GROUND. ONE ESTIMATED THE STARTING HEIGHT OF THE FATAL DIVE AT 250 FT, WITH THE WINGS ROCKING UP & DOWN. THE OTHER SAID IT APPEARED TO BE AT ABOUT 300-400 FT AGL COMING OUT OF A TURN WHEN IT THEN JUST WENT 'STRAIGHT IN'. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38256


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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