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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40723
Last updated: 2 February 2020
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Date:16-JUN-1990
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic VEZE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rutan VariEze
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3KJ
C/n / msn: 848
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Brainard, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Omaha, NE (MLE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AFTER MAKING A LOW, HIGH SPEED PASS, OVER A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP, THE HOMEBUILT ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO PULL UP, ROLL TO THE LEFT ABOUT 180 DEGREES TO AN INVERTED ATTITUDE, THEN DESCEND ALMOST VERTICALLY TO THE TERRAIN. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR DEFECTS WERE DISCOVERED IN THE POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION. CAUSE: PILOT USED POOR JUDGEMENT IN ATTEMPTING AEROBATICS WITH INADEQUATE ALTITUDE WHICH RESULTED IN LOSS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WERE A LOW PASS PERFORMED, OVER CONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY AND OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY BY THE PIC.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X23487


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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