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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177364
Last updated: 25 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2B Special
Owner/operator:O'Berg Aviation Service LLC
Registration: N877UP
C/n / msn: 5080
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cameron Memorial Airport (KEZZ), Cameron, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:(KEZZ)
Destination airport:(KEZZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Pilot Steve O’Berg was killed when his Pitts S-2B biplane crashed while performing at the airshow in Cameron, MO. No spectators were injured. Video of the crash shows the plane entering a spin and descending into a grove of trees before partially recovering.

The airshow was cancelled for the rest of the day as a result of the crash, but it did went on as scheduled the next day.

The aircraft impacted open field terrain during an aerobatics performance flight at Cameron Memorial Airport (KEZZ), Cameron, Missouri. The biplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

Probable Cause and Findings: "The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during a low-level aerobatic flight maneuver."


Revision history:

27-Jun-2015 21:29 Geno Added
28-Jun-2015 08:23 harro Updated [Registration, Embed code]
29-Jun-2015 04:17 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
08-Jul-2015 00:04 Geno Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Feb-2017 17:47 PiperOnslaught Updated [Source, Narrative]

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