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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42913
Last updated: 15 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23A
Registration: N2300W
C/n / msn: M-901
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sarasota, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:FL (SRQ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was in radio contact with ATC for traffic advisories, and was observed on radar maneuvering between 2,400 feet and 2,300 feet. The pilot stated 'mayday november two three zero zero whiskey is in a stall in a spin.' A witness driving near the accident site observed the airplane descending in a vertical spiral to the left. Examination of the crash site revealed the airplane collided with the ground in a near vertical descent, 35 degree nose-down attitude, with no evidence of forward motion. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering (VSO) resulting in an inadvertent in-flight loss of control (stall/spin) and subsequent in-flight collision with terrain.



Revision history:

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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