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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34549
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Date:23-JUN-1983
Time:11:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic LA4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6029V
C/n / msn: 782
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Gillette, WY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Calgary, CN (YYC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT HAD RECENTLY PURCHASED THE ACFT. WHILE ON A X-COUNTRY TRIP, HE LANDED AT AN airport WITH AN ELEVATION OF 4363 FT & REFUELED. WHEN HE WAS TAKING OFF, THE DENSITY ALT WAS APRX 7089 FT & THE ACFT WAS NEAR ITS MAX GROSS WT LIMIT. SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE PLT RADIOED THAT HE 'WAS HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE GAINING ALT.' HE THEN STATED THAT THE ACFT HAD PROBLEMS & HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE. A STALL WARNING HORN WAS OPERATING AS HE WAS TRANSMITTING. THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY CRASHED IN A NOSE DOWN, LEFT WING LOW ATTITUDE WHILE AT A RELATIVELY LOW AIRSPEED. AN EXAM OF THE ENG, ACFT SYSTEMS & FLT CONTROLS REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. ACCORDING TO A LYCOMING REP, THE ENG WOULD HAVE BEEN PRODUCING A MIXIMUM OF 79% OF ITS RATED POWER AT A DENSITY ALT OF 7089 FT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X43291


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