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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41230
Last updated: 31 March 2020
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Date:04-JUL-1991
Time:18:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic MIMU model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Midget Mustang
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N20LL
C/n / msn: 534
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Santa Fe, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT HAD BEEN PERFORMANING AEROBATIC MANEUVERS OVER THE CITY AND INITIATED A LOOP AT LOW ATITUDE. AT THE BOTTM OF THE LOOP, ON A NORTHERLY HEADING, THE AIRPLANE BANKED SHARLPY TO THE LEFT AND IMPACTED THE GROUND. ELECTRICAL POWER LINES RAN IN AN EAST-WEST DIRECTION A SHORT DISTANCE NORTH OF THE POINT OF IMPACT. WITNESS STATEMENTS WERE CONTRADICTORY REFERENCE WHETHER THE MANEUVER WAS AN OUTSIDE OR INSIDE LOOP. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S PERFORMANCE OF AN AEROBATIC MANEUVER AT AN ALTITUDE INADEQUATE TO ALLOW FOR SAFE RECOVERY.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X17542


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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