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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45834
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic Z26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zlín 526F Trenér Master
Registration: N526GC
MSN: 1185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Queen Anne, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Easton, MD (ESN)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot and passenger departed on a local aerobatic flight. A few minutes after becoming airborne, the airplane entered a local aerobatic training area. After completing several aerobatic maneuvers, including an immelmann, the pilot attempted a second immelmann. The pilot entered the maneuver, and the airplane climbed about 1,000 feet before completing the course reversal. While the airplane was at the top of the maneuver and inverted, the pilot applied right stick to roll the airplane to the upright position. As the airplane started to roll, the nose began "creeping" right, and then suddenly the airplane entered an inverted spin. The passenger bailed out, but the pilot remained with the airplane until impact. The pilot had approximately 7,000 hours of flight experience, and was actively flying aerobatics. No pre-impact failures or malfunctions were identified with either the engine or the airframe.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed during an aerobatic maneuver, which resulted in an inadvertent inverted spin.




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
24-Dec-2010 13:26 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Departure airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 11:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2021 21:51 TB Updated [Operator]

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