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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35645
Last updated: 7 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6
Registration: N220KM
C/n / msn: 20787
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Grand Ridge, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Mobile, AL (MOB)
Destination airport:Pompano Beach, FL (PMP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Pilot reported to ATC that he was descending from 13,500 feet to 11,500 feet. When passing 11,500 feet the pilot reported he was descending to 9,500 feet. No further communication was made with the pilot. Radar data showed the aircraft descended normally until passing 10,000 feet. At that point the aircraft descended rapidly and was lost from radar at 5,200 feet. Eyewitnesses observed the aircraft in normal flight at about 10,000 feet. The aircraft's wing rocked back and forth and the aircraft then nosed over and descended vertically with the engine operating at high rpm until ground impact. Postcrash examination of the aircraft revealed all components necessary for flight were located on or around the main wreckage. No evidence to indicate precrash failure or malfunction of the aircraft structure, flight controls, or engine was found. No evidence of in-flight bird contact was found. The aircraft kit manufacturer reported that he has not seen any stability or control problems that would cause uncontrolled vertical descent. The pilot was reported to be in good health and good spirits before the flight.




Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
27-Jun-2016 07:16 junior sjc Updated [Operator]
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
18-Jan-2017 09:00 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]

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