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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42510
Last updated: 2 July 2019
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Date:17-MAR-1984
Time:16:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon
Owner/operator:Arlan Nuss
Registration: N5502V
C/n / msn: 410-78
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Kiefer, OK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Tulsa, OK (RVS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED AS IT SPUN INTO THE GROUND AFTER HAVING BEEN OBSERVED DOING AEROBATICS BETWEEN 800 AND 1500 AGL. THE MANEUVERS INCLUDED BARREL ROLLS AND HAMMERHEAD STALLS. THE LAST MANEUVER ENDED IN A SPIN THAT WAS SAID TO LAST ABOUT5 TURNS BEFORE IMPACT. THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A NOSE LOW RIGHT WING LEADING ATTITUDE. A CALCULATON OF THE ACFT WT & BALANCE SHOWED THAT THE CG WAS AT THE AFT EDGE OF THE ALLOWABLE ENVELOPE FOR AEROBATICS. THE PLT WHO FLEW THE ACFT AN HOUR BEFORE THE ACCIDENT FLT DID NOT REVEAL ANY DEFICIENCIES. POSITIVE CONTROL IS NECESSARY FOR SPIN RECOVERY IN THIS ACFT AS OPPOSSED TO THE C-150/152 WHICH THE PLT WAS EXPERIENCED IN. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X39023


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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