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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43134
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:22-JAN-1994
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic EAGL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Christen Eagle II
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N27HR
C/n / msn: ROSS 002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ramona, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT DEPARTED ON A LOCAL AREA FLIGHT TO PHOTOGRAPH SOME PROPERTY THAT WAS OWNED BY THE PILOT. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE FLYING LOW AND SLOW, GRADUALLY DESCENDING TOWARD RISING TERRAIN. AFTER GROUND CONTACT IN A NEAR WINGS AND NOSE LEVEL ATTITUDE, THE AIRPLANE THEN STRUCK A LARGE ROCK AND CAUGHT FIRE. THE PILOT WAS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE AIRPLANE, FORWARD OF THE FUSELAGE. THE PILOT SUSTAINED THERMAL INJURIES AND DIED OF INHALATION OF THE PRODUCTS OF COMBUSTION. POSITIVE TOXICOLOGICAL RESULTS FOR ETHANOL WERE BELOW THE THRESHOLD OF IMPAIRMENT AND WAS NOT A FACTOR. NO MALFUNCTION OF THE AIRPLANE OR ENGINE WAS FOUND. CAUSE: A failure of the pilot-in-command to maintain an adequate visual lookout and proper altitude to avoid colliding with rising terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X00645


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]
10-Jan-2019 21:05 liamdaniel98 Updated [Narrative]

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