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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43765
Last updated: 25 April 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Registration: N14VS
C/n / msn: 295
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wallkill, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Montgomery, NY (MGJ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The amateur-built experimental airplane was observed performing aerobatics about 250 feet above ground level. The airplane performed a barrel roll, then completed about half of a loop when it stalled at the top and descended straight into the ground. The engine ran continuously throughout the accident sequence, with no changes in power noted. The pilot had accumulated approximately 1,000 hours of total flight experience; however, no record of his aerobatic experience was recovered. The reported weather near the accident site, about the time of the accident, included clear skies, wind at 6 knots, and visibility 10 miles.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper decision to attempt low altitude aerobatics, and his failure to maintain airspeed during the aerobatics, which resulted in an inadvertent stall while maneuvering.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]