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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40992
Last updated: 3 September 2019
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Date:23-JUL-1997
Time:16:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N36JG
C/n / msn: 1458
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rosemount, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A witness reported that after the airplane took off, he observed it in a steep climb, followed by a level off at about 100 ft agl. The airplane then entered a 90-degree turn to the left, followed by an erratic flight path with both wings rocking back and forth. It then went into a steep nose down, 45-degree right wing down attitude, before impacting terrain. An examination of the engine and flight controls did not reveal any preexisting failure or malfunction which would have resulted in the accident. CAUSE: the pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed after takeoff, which resulted in a stall/spin and collision with the terrain. His excessive climb rate after takeoff was a related factor.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08333


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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