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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42504
Last updated: 5 October 2019
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Date:19-APR-1985
Time:10:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon
Owner/operator:Suncoast Aviation
Registration: N5054Y
C/n / msn: 537-79
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Clearwater, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(CLW)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS OBSERVED DOING LOW LEVEL AEROBATICS. WHILE DIVING INVERTED OVER THE WATER, HE ATTEMPTED TO PERFORM AN OUTSIDE LOOP. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE WATER INVERTED AFTER THE STALL ONSET. INTERVIEWS WITH FELLOW PILOTS DISCLOSED THAT THE PILOT HAD BEEN RECENTLY BRAGGING ABOUT A NEW AEROBATIC MANEUVER, WHERE HE PULLED MINUS 4 GS WITHIN 10 FT OF THE WATER. NO PARACHUTES WERE FOUND ON BOARD THE ACFT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36254


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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