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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13964
Last updated: 11 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2A
Owner/operator:Alvin E. Evanson
Registration: N23WB
C/n / msn: 2029
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean, off Fort Lauderdale, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL/KFLL)
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL/KFLL)
Written off (destroyed) March 12, 1977 when crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Fort Lauderdale, Florida: aircraft entered inverted spin at about 2,000 feet. According to the official NTSB report into the accident, the pilot misjudged the aircraft's altitude, and entered the spin at too low an altitude. The pilot - the sole person on board - was killed. The Pilot's license had previously been suspended.

Registration N23WB cancelled by the FAA on July 21, 1977


1. NTSB Identification: MIA77FKT28 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
20-Mar-2017 02:53 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2017 02:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
20-Mar-2017 02:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport]

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