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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133230
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Date:07-JUN-1994
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pietenpol Aircamper
Owner/operator:Henry C. Hayes
Registration: N76TC
C/n / msn: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Blythe, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On June 7, 1994, about 1400 hours Pacific daylight time, a Hayes/Pietenpol Air Camper homebuilt aircraft, N76TC, crashed while maneuvering near Blythe, California. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) local personal flight when the accident occurred. The airplane, registered to and operated by the pilot, was destroyed. The certificated private pilot and passenger received serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight originated from Blythe.

According to the pilot, he was assisting in a search for a missing person. The pilot indicated that while maneuvering over the desert he encountered a downdraft and collided with the terrain. He did not indicate any mechanical malfunction.
PROBABLE CAUSE:The pilot's unexpected encounter with a downdraft while flying at an improper altitude in mountainous terrain.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001206X01561


Revision history:

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21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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