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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133111
Last updated: 30 June 2020
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Date:04-MAR-1995
Time:11:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox 3
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N951BW
C/n / msn: 951
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Greeley, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Greeley, Colorado (GXY/KGXY)
Destination airport:Greeley, Colorado (GXY/KGXY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On March 4, 1995, at 11:15 MST (Mountain Standard Time), a Schmanski Kitfox III, N951BW, was destroyed during an aborted landing at Greeley, Colorado. The commercial pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight.

The following is based on the pilot/operator report: The pilot took off and remained in the traffic pattern. The landing approach was normal and the touch down was on the runway centerline but the airplane bounced due to a "rear quarter shear." The pilot applied full power in an attempt to go around, but the gusts continued taking the aircraft to the right of the runway and blew it into the hangar. Witness statements corroborated the pilot's report.

PROBABLE CAUSE:THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS. A FACTOR WAS A SUDDEN WIND SHIFT.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW95LA132 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20001207X03114&ntsbno=FTW95LA132&akey=1
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=951BW


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jul-2016 14:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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