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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41012
Last updated: 23 December 2019
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Date:19-SEP-1984
Time:12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic VEZE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rutan VariEze
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N67TR
C/n / msn: 655
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Worcester, MA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES STATED, AFTER WHAT APPEARED TO BE A LONGER THEN NORMAL TAKEOFF ROLL, ACFT ROTATED TO A VERY STEEP CLIMB ANGLE. ESTIMATES REGARDING CLIMB ANGLE VARY FROM 'SLIGHTLY NOSE UP' TO VERTICAL. ACFT CLIMBED TO 100-150 FT AGL AND ROTATED TO AN EXTREMELY NOSE LOW ATTITUDE, AGAIN APPROACHING VERTICAL, ACCORDING TO WITNESSES. ACFT CONTACTED THE RWY IN AN APRX 20-30 DEG NOSE LOW, SLIGHT RIGHT WING LOW ATTITUDE. INSPECTION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF AN INFLIGHT SEPARATION OR CONTROL SYSTEM FAILURE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X41198


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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