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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45613
Last updated: 26 April 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:15-MAR-2002
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N491T
C/n / msn: 891
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Jacumba, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:El Cajon, CA (SEE)
Destination airport:Jacumba, CA (L78)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The experimental airplane collided with terrain during an attempted landing. Witnesses reported seeing the airplane at a low altitude, flying slowly toward the airport. The airplane made a sharp right turn, and, about 20 feet above ground level, the right wing dropped. The airplane continued in the turn until the right wing contacted ground. The airplane cartwheeled along the terrain, and became engulfed in flames shortly after coming to rest. Examination of the wreckage by an FAA inspector revealed no apparent mechanical anomalies.
Probable Cause: in-flight loss of control for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020320X00369&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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 15:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]