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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121096
Last updated: 13 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic WACF model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Registration: N30136
C/n / msn: 5533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Brownsville, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Destination airport:Brownsville, TX (BRO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
On the day prior to the accident, the pilot performed a solo air show flight, and the engine lost power during the taxi after landing. No anomalies were noted that caused the loss of engine power. About one hour prior to the accident flight, the pilot performed a solo air show flight with no anomalies. After the solo flight, the airplane was refueled, and the pilot performed the wing walker performance. Approximately 5 minutes into the performance, the engine lost power. The airplane impacted terrain adjacent to the runway and a postimpact fire ensued. The wing walker, who was located in the front area of the fuselage, sustained multiple burns, and succumbed to her injuries approximately 2 months after the accident. Postaccident examination of the engine and its fuel system revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operations. Video and photographic evidence showed from the engine exhaust, prior to the loss of engine power, which can indicate a flooded condition; however, the reason for the flooded condition and loss of engine power could not be determined.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.





Photo of N30136 courtesy

Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)
28 July 2010; (c) Alex Christie

KBRO 13:04 at from the airshow line

KBRO 13:04PM (3:04pm CST) from the airshow line.

KBRO Air Fiesta Airshow

Revision history:

13-Mar-2011 06:49 gerard57 Added
13-Mar-2011 08:21 bizjets101 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2011 08:35 Angelwings Updated [Source]
14-Mar-2011 15:00 Angelwings Updated [Embed code]
14-Mar-2011 15:07 Angelwings Updated [Embed code]
15-Mar-2011 00:42 bizjets101 Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Mar-2011 13:44 AirportBum Updated [Time, Embed code]
16-Mar-2011 13:44 AirportBum Updated [Time, Embed code]
16-Mar-2011 13:44 AirportBum Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
16-Mar-2011 13:44 Anon. Updated [Source, Embed code]
28-May-2011 17:07 RobertMB Updated [Total fatalities, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Feb-2012 00:11 jahman Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Jun-2012 22:25 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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