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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34789
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Date:08-OCT-1983
Time:09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic GC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Globe GC-1B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N80682
C/n / msn: 1087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Venice, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Thomasville, GA (TVI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT RADIOED ON UNICOM THAT HIS COWLING WAS COMING OPEN & THAT HE WAS RETURNING TO THE FIELD. OTHER PLTS WAITING FOR TAKEOFF REPORTED SEEING THAT ACFT ENTER A LEFT TURN BETWEEN 200-300 FT AGL & BECOME VERY SLOW. ONE OF THE PLTS CALLED ON THE RADIO FOR THE PLT TO ADD ENG POWER. THE ACFT ENTERED A LEFT SPIRALING TURN & CONTACTED THE GROUND IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE RIGHT FRONT LATCHING HANDLE OF THE ENG COWLING SHOWED EVIDENCE OF BEING UNLATCHED AT THE TIME OF IMPACT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44903


Revision history:

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