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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240789
Last updated: 1 September 2020
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Date:10-MAR-2020
Time:16:45
Type:American Legand Aircraft AL18
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N23TN
C/n / msn: AL-1206
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Social Circle, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Monroe, GA (1GA9)
Destination airport:Monroe, GA (1GA9)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot, he was conducting a low pass through an abandoned power line easement on a small lake peninsula. He was flying directly into the wind, and as the airplane approached hilly terrain, the wind changed. The airplane then encountered turbulence and impacted terrain. The airplane subsequently bounced, and the pilot applied "heavy braking, The airplane then nosed over and came to rest inverted, which resulted in substantial damage to the right-wing strut and rudder. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control while maneuvering at low altitude, which resulted in the collision with terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200318X51903&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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