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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42497
Last updated: 29 November 2019
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Date:04-JUN-1983
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N111UD
C/n / msn: 405-78
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Calhoun, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT HAD FLOWN TO THE airport TO PERFORM AEROBATIC MANEUVERS AT A FLY-IN. HE HAD A LOW ALTITUDE WAIVER TO PERFORM DOWN TO 500 FT AGL. BEFORE THE FLIGHT, HE TOLD SEVERAL SPECTATORS HE WAS GOING TO DO A MANEUVER RIGHT AFTER TAKEOFF. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE ENG SOUNDED NORMAL DURING THE TAKEOFF. SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE PLT TURNED ON HIS AIRSHOW SMOKE. AT AN ESTIMATED ALTITUDE OF 200 TO 300 FT, HE EXECUTED A RAPID RIGHT ROLL THAT WITNESSES DESCRIBED AS A SNAP ROLL, REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT ROLLED APRX 90 DEG PAST 1 COMPLETE ROLL, THEN THE NOSE PITCHED & THE PLANE CRASHED IN A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE. AN AIRLINE PLT (OWNER OF A BELLANCA DECATHALON) WAS ONE OF THE WITNESSES THAT DESCRIBED THE MANEUVER AS A SNAP ROLL. ACCORDING TO HIS DESCRIPTION, THE PLT USED INSUFFICIENT RUDDER TO STOP THE ROLL AFTER COMPLETING 1 TURN. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X43190


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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