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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40996
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Date:09-APR-1992
Time:12:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic GC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Globe GC1-B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N90379
C/n / msn: 393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Miami, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Miami, FL (TMB)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT-IN-COMMAND AND COMMERCIAL PILOT PASSENGER DEPARTED KENDALL-TAMIAMI EXECUTIVE AIRPORT, MIAMI, FLORIDA, ON A VFR PERSONAL FLIGHT. VFR CONDITIONS PREVAILED AND NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. A WITNESS OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE TRAVELING WESTBOUND AT ABOUT 200 FEET AGL. THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO CONDUCT AN UNCOORDINATED AILERON ROLL TO THE RIGHT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE AILERON ROLL, THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO CONDUCT AN ABRUPT PITCH UP MANEUVER, SHAKE VIOLENTLY AND DESCENDED TAIL LOW. AN INCREASE IN ENGINE POWER WAS HEARD, THE AIRPLANE STARTED A RIGHT TURN, THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE DROPPED TO A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE, AND THE AIRPLANE DISAPPEARED BELOW THE TREE LINE. ANOTHER WITNESS STATED HE HEARD A 'POP-POP' SOUND FOLLOWED BY A LARGE BANG. THE WITNESS LOOKED UP AND SAW THE AIRPLANE TRAVELING EASTBOUND SPINNING TO THE RIGHT IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. A SEPARATE LARGE PART WAS OBSERVED DESCENDING TO THE GROUND AS THE AIRPLANE DISAPPEARED FROM VIEW BELOW THE TREE LINE. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED. THE AIRLINE TRANSPORT PIC, AND COMMERCIAL PILOT PASSENGER WERE FATALLY INJURED. CAUSE: AN ABRUPT PITCH UP MANEUVER DURING ACROBATIC FLIGHT RESULTING IN AN OVERLOAD FAILURE OF THE RIGHT WING SPAR.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X14471


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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