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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44070
Last updated: 16 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EUPA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Europa XS
Registration: N229WC
C/n / msn: 229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Portage, WI (C47)
Destination airport:Oshkosh, WI (OSH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was substantially damaged when it stalled and collided with the runway following a loss of control while on final approach to runway 27 (6,178 feet by 150 feet, dry asphalt). Witnesses described the airplane as being "slow" on base leg and final approach. One of the witnesses, a certified flight instructor, stated the airplane had full flaps extended and it remained slow as it overshot final approach. Four of the witnesses reported seeing the right wing drop as the airplane was turning onto final approach. Three of the witnesses reported the airplane stalled during the turn. Several of the witnesses reported seeing the airplane begin to spin in a nose down attitude just prior to it contacting the runway. One witness reported hearing the engine operating prior to the impact. Post accident inspection of the airframe and engine failed to reveal any pre-existing mechanical failure/malfunction which would have resulted in the accident.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed on final approach which resulted in a stall.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
14-Jul-2016 17:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
05-Dec-2017 09:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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