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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39043
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Date:30-JUL-1996
Time:11:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8200Q
C/n / msn: 1847
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mt Vernon, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(MVN)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane was found three days after it was declared missing. It had been consumed by fire after a collision with trees. Examination of wreckage revealed no mechanical anomaly that would have prevented normal flight. A witness said he observed the airplane flying level near the departure airport. He said it was at an altitude equal to other airplanes departing and arriving at the airport. The witness said the airplane suddenly pitched down, descended below trees, and did not come back up. He said he did not call the authorities because he did not hear a crash or see smoke. Also, he said the weather was clear and sunny. The coroner was an FAA DME (designated medical examiner). He said he had denied the accident pilot a medical certificate due to heart disease, but the pilot appealed his decision and was given a special medical certificate. A toxicology test and autopsy were inconclusive due to inadequate or unsuitable specimens. CAUSE: failure of the pilot to maintain control of the airplane.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X06201


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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