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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39453
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Date:22-AUG-1987
Time:09:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic KR2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rand Robinson KR-2
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2262N
C/n / msn: 2306
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mattituck, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Brookhaven, NY
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES OBSERVED THE EXPERIMENTAL HOMEBUILT ACFT IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE DESCENT WITH ITS PROP ROTATING. NO WITNESSES WERE LOCATED WHO SAW THE ACFT PRIOR TO THE DESCENT, HOWEVER, PILOTS IN THE AREA REPORTED THAT WINDS WERE TURBULENT AND GUSTY. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND WITH ITS WINGS LEVEL AT AN ANGLE OF BETWEEN 45 AND 60 DEGREES. ALTHOUGH THE POST-CRASH INVESTIGATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED USE OF NON-AVIATION PARTS AND IMPROPER INSTALLATIONS IN ITS CONSTRUCTION, NONE COULD BE TIED TO THE LOSS OF CONTROL OBSERVED BY THE WITNESSES. EXAM OF THE ACFT FLT CONTROLS AND THE POWERPLANT DID NOT REVEAL ANY PRE-IMPACT FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS. THE SEATBELTS WERE MISRIGGED AND PULLED OUT. THE PLT REPORTEDLY ROUTINELY OPERATED THE ACFT AT LOW ALTITUDES. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X31896


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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