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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13967
Last updated: 7 January 2020
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Date:17-NOV-1973
Time:15:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N80022
C/n / msn: 2042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carr Memorial Airport, Bogalusa, Louisana (BXA/KBXA) -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Carr Memorial Airport, Bogalusa, Louisana (BXA/KBXA)
Destination airport:Carr Memorial Airport, Bogalusa, Louisana (BXA/KBXA)
Narrative:
Crashed during lo-altitude acrobatic flight. Failed to recover from Hi-speed 'split-s' recovery durinf inverted flight. Hit trees and destroyed. Pilot killed

Per the NTSB report, the pilot in command
- EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
- ATTEMPTED OPERATION BEYOND EXPERIENCE/ABILITY LEVEL
- MISJUDGED SPEED AND ALTITUDE
FACTOR(S)
- TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
- MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - UNWARRANTED LOW FLYING

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW74AF032 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=84417&key=0
2.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
20-Dec-2011 11:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2017 02:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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