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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45466
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Eagle Vision
Registration: N82Z
C/n / msn: D-3942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Idaho Falls, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Idaho Falls, ID (IDA)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
After takeoff, the instructional flight entered a right closed VFR pattern for multiple touch-and-go landings. During the fourth pattern, just as the aircraft reached the location where the occupants were going to turn base, the tower advised them to make a left 360 degree turn and report reestablished on the downwind. One of the pilots advised the tower that they were just about to turn base, but because the tower needed the spacing to allow an IFR aircraft to depart, the controller repeated the instructions. One of the pilots read back the instructions, and then the aircraft entered a left 360 degree turn. Just about the time the aircraft was becoming reestablished on the downwind, the flying pilot allowed the airspeed to decrease below Vs (stalling speed), and the aircraft entered a spin.
Probable Cause: The flying pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed resulting in a stall/spin. An additional cause was the flight instructor's inadequate supervision of the flight.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 17:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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