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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38910
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Date:21-MAY-1994
Time:16:05
Type:Davis TRI-Q 200
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N800Q
C/n / msn: 2114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Joplin, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Gladewater, TX (07F)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE NON-CERTIFICATED PILOT HAD JUST PURCHASED THE HOMEBUILT AIRPLANE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE FLIGHT. THE AIRPLANE HAD NOT BEEN INSPECTED SINCE 1989, AND HAD A HISTORY OF ENGINE PROBLEMS. TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SALE, THE SELLER ADVISED THE PILOT NOT TO FLY THE AIRPLANE BUT TO TRAILER IT HOME. THE SELLER ALSO DID NOT FEEL THE PILOT WAS QUALIFIED TO FLY. DURING TAXI TO THE FUELING RAMP, THE ENGINE WAS OBSERVED QUITTING TWICE. DURING FUELING, THE PILOT DID NOT KNOW HOW TO LOCATE THE SECOND TANK. DURING TAKEOFF, THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO LOSE ALTITUDE, TURN BACK TOWARD THE FIELD, AND IMPACT THE GROUND. THE AIRPLANE WAS CONSUMED BY POST-CRASH FIRE. CAUSE: LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS, AND THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. FACTORS WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE PILOT INTENTIONALLY OPERATING AN AIRPLANE WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES, HIS LACK OF EXPERIENCE IN THE AIRPLANE, AND HIS OVERCONFIDENCE.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01222


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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