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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 127897
Last updated: 22 August 2019
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Date:16-DEC-1973
Time:12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N80029
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Letohatchee, Lowndes County, S of Mongomery, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Montgomery, Alabama
Destination airport:Local
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) December 16, 1973: crashed at Letohatchee, Lowndes Couty, South of Montgomery, Alabama after stalling and failing to recover from a spin during aerobatics practice. Both person on board (pilot and one passenger) were killed. According to the official NTSB report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
REMARKS- INTENTIONAL SPIN; PILOT DID NOT WAIT LONG ENOUGH WITH RECOVERY CONTROLS. GR DUG INTO GROUND DURING RECOVERY."

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA74DKJ35 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=83920&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=80029
3. http://planecrashmap.com/list/al/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2017 02:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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