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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43221
Last updated: 6 March 2021
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Date:01-FEB-1987
Time:11:00
Type:Air Command 532 Commander Elite
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N2562
C/n / msn: 0226
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Barkley Regional Airport, 14 miles W of Paducah, McCracken County, KY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Barkley Regional Airport (PAH/KPAH)
Destination airport:Barkley Regional Airport (PAH/KPAH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE CONDUCTING LOCAL TRAFFIC PATTERN TRAINING, THE GYROPLANE UNDERSHOT RUNWAY 22 DURING AN ATTEMPTED LANDING. THE PILOT WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH. THE INVESTIGATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY AIRCRAFT PROBLEMS. THE AUTOPSY REVEALED SEVERE CORONARY ARTERISCLEROSIS WITH FOCAL COMPLETE OCCLUSION OF THE LEFT ANTERIOR DESCENDING ARTERY, 75% NARROWING OF THE RIGHT CORONARY ARTERY, 50% NARROWING OF THE LEFT CIRCUMFLEX CORONARY ARTERY, AND INTRAMYOCARDIAL INTERSTITIAL FIBROSIS WITH SCATTERED HEALED MICROINFARCTS. THE PATHOLOGIST CONSIDERED CARDIAC ARRYTHMIA, IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE CRASH, TO BE HIGHLY PROBABLE. THE PILOT HAD CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY IN 1983. HIS APPLICATION FOR A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE WAS DENIED SEPT 16, 1984. THE PILOT'S CERTIFICATE AND MEDICAL FOUND AFTER THE ACCIDENT WERE FORGERIES ACCORDING TO THE FAA.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

INCAPACITATION(OTHER CARDIOVASCULAR)..PILOT IN COMMAND

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: ATL87DLQ01 at http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X30178
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=2562


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
25-Feb-2016 20:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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