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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39516
Last updated: 17 December 2019
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Date:05-JUL-1999
Time:10:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N321MB
C/n / msn: 5319
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Steamboat Sprgs, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:SBS
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Several witnesses observed the Pitts airplane performing aerobatic maneuvers at 'low' altitudes. One witness, also a pilot, saw the airplane climb and 'do hammerhead stall.' He said the airplane then descended from a 'stall and entered spin at approximately 1,000 feet agl. Aircraft did not recover from spin.'

Probable Cause: Intentional aerobatics performed by the pilot at an altitude insufficient to make a safe recovery.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X19234&key=1


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]
14-Dec-2017 08:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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