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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42812
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Date:18-MAR-1986
Time:12:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft D35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5968C
C/n / msn: D-3415
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Crystal Springs, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Zephyrhills, FL (ZPH)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES STATED THEY OBSERVED THE ACFT PERFORMING AEROBATICS WHILE AT AN ESTIMATED ALT OF 1000 TO 1300 FT. AFTER THE COMPLETION OF A LOOP, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO NEARLY COME TO A STOP WHILE VERTICAL, THEN FALL OFF TO THE LEFT & ENTER A SPIN WHICH CONTINUED UNTIL JUST PRIOR TO IMPACT. NONE OF THE OCCUPANTS WORE PARACHUTES AS REQUIRED BY FAA REGULATIONS & A REVIEW OF THE PILOT'S FLT LOGBOOK REVEALED NO RECORD OF ANY AEROBATIC INSTRUCTION. ACCORDING TO THE ACFT MANUFACTURER, LOOPS & INTENTIONAL SPINS ARE PROHIBITED IN THIS ACFT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X33121


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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