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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45550
Last updated: 14 May 2019
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Date:22-MAY-2002
Time:14:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic G120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob G120A
Owner/operator:Airline Training Center Arizona, Inc.
Registration: N866AF
C/n / msn: 85006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mobile, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Goodyear, AZ (GYR)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
During the airplane's first flight after assembly, an eyewitness on the ground stated he observed it cross his field of vision, right to left, at a very low altitude and at very high rate of speed. The attitude of the airplane went progressively from 90 degrees of bank to wings level and nose down until it collided with the terrain in a flat attitude. He saw a perceptible nose rising, but it was too late to avoid impact with the desert floor. No discrepancies could be found with the airframe or engine, post crash.
Probable Cause: The failure of the pilot to maintain altitude clearance with the terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020529X00748&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 16:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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