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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43095
Last updated: 20 December 2019
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Date:16-JUN-1984
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic VEZE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rutan VariEze 100
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N13NB
C/n / msn: 647
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Red Bluff, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Orland, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A WITNESS SAW THE CANOPY COME OPEN DURING THE AIRCRAFT'S INITIAL CLIMB. THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED A SPIN WHEN THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO CLOSE THE CANOPY AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. THE COCKPIT AREA WAS CRUSHED AT DURING IMPACT BUT THE CANOPY HAD SEPARATED AND WAS FOUND 15 FEET SOUTH OF THE WRECKAGE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X39975


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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