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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21831
Last updated: 28 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2A
Registration: N80053
C/n / msn: 2111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cleveland Municipal Airport, Cleveland, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Cleveland, TX (6R3)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Witness stated that shortly after rotation, the airplane entered a "barrel roll" maneuver. The airplane "veered off to the right, nose and right wing low, [until] it hit the west edge tree line." The airplane came to rest in a wooded area approximately 300 yards west of the runway centerline. Acquaintances stated the pilot had been known in the past to attempt an aerobatic maneuver shortly after takeoff. No anomalies were noted with the airframe or engine. The private pilot had not held a current medical certificate for the past 6 years.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during his attempted performance of aerobatic maneuvers shortly after takeoff.



Revision history:

24-Jul-2008 12:03 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 11:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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