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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217138
Last updated: 16 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MUS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bushby Mustang II
Registration: N287BM
C/n / msn: 287
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Anthem Ranch, Broomfield, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Erie Municipal Airport, CO (KEIK)
Destination airport:Erie Municipal Airport, CO (KEIK)
The aircraft, an experimental Campbell built Mustang II, impacted park terrain a few hundred yards south of the runway at Erie Municipal Airport (KEIK), near Broomfield, Colorado. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and both occupants were fatally injured.

NTSB (Accident #CEN19FA022) preliminary report:

On November 2, 2018, about 1153 mountain daylight time, an amateur-built MUSTANG II
airplane, N287BM, impacted terrain while on final approach to the Erie Municipal Airport
(EIK), near Broomfield, Colorado. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The
airplane sustained substantial damage. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions
of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and
no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The airplane
departed EIK at an unknown time for a local flight.
Multiple witnesses in the area to the south of EIK reported seeing the accident airplane just
before the accident. These witnesses reported that the airplane was traveling from west to east
at a low altitude. The airplane banked "hard" or "steep" to the north and the nose of the
airplane came down or "dropped". One witness stated that the bank angle was near 90.
The airplane impacted a grassy area and trees in a park near Anthem Ranch about 0.4 miles
south of the approach end of runway 33 at EIK. The main wreckage included the right wing,
left wing, instrument panel, fuselage, and empennage. The engine separated from the airplane
and came to rest 18 ft to the north of the main wreckage. The left main landing gear tire
separated and came to rest 50 yards north of the main wreckage.
A weather observation at EIK, taken at 1154 recorded wind from 300 at 7 knots. The
observation taken at 1212 recorded wind from 310 at 10 knots, gusting to 15 knots. A weather
observation taken at Boulder Municipal Airport (BDU), Boulder, Colorado, (located 8 miles
west of the accident site), at 1130 recorded wind at 290 at 24 knots, gusting to 34 knots. A
weather observation taken at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), Denver, Colorado,
(located 7 miles southwest of the accident site), at 1150 recorded wind at 270 at 26 knots,
gusting to 35 knots.



Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) 2 novembre 2018

Revision history:

02-Nov-2018 19:17 gerard57 Added
02-Nov-2018 19:30 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 20:04 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Nov-2018 20:04 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
02-Nov-2018 20:39 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
02-Nov-2018 21:14 Geno Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Nov-2018 16:22 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
05-Nov-2018 19:32 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
17-Nov-2018 01:11 Geno Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
28-Nov-2018 08:48 L1011TriStar Updated [Narrative]
09-Mar-2019 13:43 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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