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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37844
Last updated: 18 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic Z50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zlín 50LA
Registration: N6660B
C/n / msn: 0004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Springfield, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:TN
Destination airport:Clarksville, TN (CKV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Witnesses in the area stated that, at about 1215, they heard the airplane overhead for several moments. The airplane engine sounded as though the airplane were slowing down and then speeding up during this time, but the witnesses did not see the airplane. They later observed the airplane disappear into a valley in a near vertical dive. The airplane impacted the terrain about 5 miles northwest of the departure airfield in a near vertical attitude. There was continuity of the aircraft flight controls. The medical examiner did not note any irregularities in the autopsy report that might have resulted in pilot incapacitation. The pilot's flight logbook did not show any evidence of prior experience in the Zlin Z50 LA. CAUSE: the pilot's failure to maintain control of the aircraft.


Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
24-Dec-2010 12:06 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]
19-Feb-2015 22:04 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Operator]
12-May-2016 16:56 TB Updated [Operator, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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