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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38762
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Date:24-OCT-1992
Time:11:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox 4
Owner/operator:Accipiter Inc
Registration: N130T
C/n / msn: 1608
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Vance Brand Airport, Longmont, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Vance Brand Airport, Longmont, Colorado (2V2)
Destination airport:Vance Brand Airport, Longmont, Colorado(2V2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS PLANNING TO PURCHASE THE HOME-BUILT AIRPLANE. THE OWNER SAID HE GAVE THE PILOT PERMISSION TO TAXI THE AIRPLANE AROUND THE RAMP, BUT DID NOT GIVE HIM PERMISSION TO FLY. THE AIRPLANE WAS SEEN TO TAKE OFF AND ATTAIN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. ONE WITNESS SAID THE AIRPLANE WAS FLYING 'SLOWLY' AND IT APPEARED THE PILOT WAS NOT 'IN FULL LATERAL CONTROL.'

ANOTHER WITNESS SAID IT APPEARED THE PILOT WAS MAKING 'A LOT OF SMALL CONTROL ADJUSTMENTS, LIKE HE WAS BUSY KEEPING IT WHERE HE WANTED IT, BUT IT WAS UNDER CONTROL.'THE FIRST WITNESS SAID THE AIRPLANE DID 'A CLASSIC DEPARTURE STALL,' WENT INVERTED, AND ENTERED A FLAT SPIN. ANOTHER WITNESS SAW THE AIRPLANE SPIN TO THE GROUND. TWO OTHER WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE NOSED DOWN TO IMPACT. NO AIRFRAME, ENGINE, PROPELLER, OR FLIGHT CONTROL DISCREPANCIES WERE NOTED.

CAUSE: AN INADVERTENT STALL. A FACTOR WAS THE PILOT'S LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH THE AIRPLANE.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: DEN93LA007 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001211X15856&key=1&queryId=d794a1cd-b04b-4fc2-bd29-7169df9bc061&pgno=1&pgsize=50_
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=130T


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
28-Jul-2016 21:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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