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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 242697
Last updated: 15 November 2020
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Date:20-SEP-2020
Time:c. 16:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-1S Special
Owner/operator:Plane Fun Inc TR Trustee
Registration: N25LM
C/n / msn: LM101
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rugendorf -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kulmbach Airfield (EDQK)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
The aircraft, an experimentally Lynn Maness built Pitts S-1S Special, impacted a meadow in a near vertical descent in Rugendorf, Germany.
The airplane was destroyed and the sole pilot onboard was fatally injured.

It appears that the pilot lost control while doing aerobatics.

Sources:

https://www.kurier.de/inhalt.landkreis-kulmbach-flugzeug-absturz-ein-toter.a94951bf-9c75-4b52-9fc5-503f7eb1c121.html
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N25LM

https://www.flugzeug-bild.de/1200/private-n25lm-pitts-s-1s-special-131712.jpg (photo)


Images:

Photo of N25LM courtesy AirHistory.net


Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)
9 September 2016; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Sep-2020 15:21 gerard57 Added
20-Sep-2020 15:59 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2020 17:31 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2020 17:51 private pilot Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2020 17:55 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2020 18:31 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2020 18:59 Captain Adam Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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