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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133300
Last updated: 17 January 2021
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Date:01-MAR-1999
Time:17:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox 5
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N394GL
C/n / msn: 59404-0021
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Waunakee, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:WI06
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
As the airplane was turning base to final the pilot, 'felt a bump and vibration in the control stick...' when he commanded a final nose-up trim adjustment. The pilot reported that the remainder of the approach to the runway was uneventful. The pilot stated that, 'When I went to flare for the landing I did not have any pitch control.' The pilot reported that the airplane landed very hard and bounced back into the air in a nose high orientation. The pilot reported that during the hard landing the seat broke from its mounts and fell onto the flaperon control tube, inhibiting flaperon actuation. The pilot stated that the airplane then 'Stalled', landed tail first on the runway, ground looped, and came to rest with the right wingtip and the tail touching the ground. Post accident examination of the aircraft showed that the trim actuator was fractured at its attachment point to the airframe.
Probable Cause: the fracture of the trim actuator.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001205X00279&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 10:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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