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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179134
Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:30-AUG-2015
Time:14:42 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2B Special
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: D-EZZT
C/n / msn: 5327
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Friesach-Hirt Airfield - LOKH -   Austria
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:LOKH
Destination airport:LOKH
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Narrative:
Crashed during a local airshow, while perfoming aerobatics. The pilot (50) was declared dead on the scene. The airshow was cancelled after the crash.

Cause:
The aircraft accident most likely occurred due to the fact that the aerobatic manoeuvre was terminated lower than expected and that the remaining altitude was not sufficient to flare the aircraft before it collided with the ground.

Sources:

https://www.bmvit.gv.at/verkehr/sub/luftfahrt/berichte/motorflugzeuge/2015/150830_pitts_s2b_lokh_85229.pdf
http://kaernten.orf.at/news/stories/2729019/
http://www.krone.at/469631
http://johnhumephotography.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v78/p1651092880-3.jpg
Low pass before incident:
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Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation SE/UUB/LF/3/2017 issued by UUS Austria to Austro Control


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Aug-2015 15:04 Medevac Added
30-Aug-2015 15:14 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
30-Aug-2015 17:22 Anon. Updated [Registration]
30-Aug-2015 17:23 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
30-Aug-2015 19:45 harro Updated [Embed code]
30-Aug-2015 19:45 harro Updated [Narrative]
01-Sep-2015 05:50 Iceman29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
01-Sep-2015 09:38 Anon. Updated [Location]
02-Sep-2015 13:46 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
29-Sep-2017 19:39 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
29-Sep-2017 19:40 harro Updated [Embed code]

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