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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23106
Last updated: 13 January 2021
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Date:14-AUG-2001
Time:21:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox 5
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N723V
C/n / msn: S 9609-0193
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 NM NW of Carmangay, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A sixty year old resident of Phoenix, Arizona was observed low flying in an home-built Denney Kitfox S.5, US registration N723V. Post-accident investigaton revealed that the right wing came in contact with rolling terrain. The aircraft cartwheeled, and came to rest inverted and then burned. The pilot lost his life due to forces and impact.

The fire was started in the engine area and was fed by fuel because the cap became dislodged during the accident sequence. The fuel lines maintained their integrity. The TSB will update and a Minister's Observer has been assigned.

2001/09/05 UPDATE TSB reported that the aircraft struck the ground after circling a farm house at low altitude. An intense post-crash fire ensued. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was fatally injured.

Sources:

1. CADORS 2001C1014
2. TSB Occurrence No: A01W0203
3. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=723V


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
31-Mar-2015 22:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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