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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34765
Last updated: 17 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2S
Owner/operator:Carl Henning
Registration: N260HP
C/n / msn: 1007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Clarksville, VA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Virginia Beach , VA (NTU)
Destination airport:Knoxville, TN (TYS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
While en route to position the airplane for an airshow, the instrument-rated pilot continued flight into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) in an airplane that was not equipped with an attitude indicator, turn coordinator, or directional gyro. The accident pilot advised the pilot who was flying in formation that his airspeed was increasing. Subsequently, the airplane impacted in a wooded area while in a steep descent. An examination of the pilot's log book revealed evidence that he had flown in marginal weather conditions in the accident airplane on previous occasions. CAUSE: continued flight by the pilot into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), which resulted in spatial disorientation and his inability to control the airplane. The weather condition and the lack of instruments in the airplane were related factors.



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24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added

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