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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36937
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Date:04-JUN-1994
Time:09:35
Type:WACO UPF-7
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N29952
C/n / msn: 5449
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Good Hope, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bushnell, IL (IL15)
Destination airport:(IL15)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS ON A LOCAL FLIGHT WHEN THE AIRPLANE CRASHED. A WITNESS, WHO DID NOT SEE THE AIRPLANE, REPORTED THAT HE HEARD THE SOUND OF THE ENGINE 'CUTTING OUT AND STARTING BACK UP.' A SECOND WITNESS, WHO WAS DRIVING A TRACTOR, SAW THE AIRPLANE, BUT DID NOT HEAR IT. HE STATED THE AIRPLANE MADE 'A COUPLE WIDE CIRCLES GOING DOWN FAIRLY FAST AS IT DID.' ACCORDING TO A POLICE REPORT, THE SECOND WITNESS OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT IN A 'NOSEDIVE, TAILSPIN.' THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED IN AN OPEN FIELD AT A SLIGHT ANGLE, THEN SKIDDED. WRECKAGE WAS FOUND OVER A 379 FT AREA. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT ANOMALIES OF THE AIRFRAME OR ENGINE. TOXICOLOGY TESTS OF THE PILOT'S LIVER TISSUE SHOWED 4.0 MG/KG OF IMIPRAMINE AND 2.0 MG/KG OF DESIPRAMINE. THE PILOT'S MEDICAL RECORDS REVEALED THAT SHE HAD BEEN PRESCRIBED ANTIDEPRESSANTS FOR OVER 2 YEARS, BUT SHE HAD NOT REPORTED THIS ON HER APPLICATION FOR FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATION. CAUSE: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT, WHILE MANEUVERING. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: THE PILOT'S IMPAIRMENT DUE TO USE OF A PRESCRIPTION DRUG THAT WAS NOT APPROVED FOR USE WHILE FLYING.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01491


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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