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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39558
Last updated: 23 September 2019
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Date:16-NOV-1983
Time:15:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2432K
C/n / msn: 38-79A0630
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lakeview, AR -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Flippin, AR (FLP)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE STUDENT PLT HAD RENTED THE ACFT TO PRACTICE BASIC MANEUVERS PRIOR TO A FLT SCHEDULED THE FOLLOWING DAY WITH HIS INSTRUCTOR TO RECEIVE HIS ENDORSEMENT FOR A CHECK RIDE. WITNESSES IN THE AREA OBSERVED THE ACFT PRACTICING STALLS, & ON THE FINAL MANEUVER, THE ACFT ENTERED A RIGHT SPIN WHICH CONTINUED UNCORRECTED UNTIL IMPACT WITH THE WATER. AS THE ACFT ENTERED THE SPIN, THE PLT CALLED ON THE UNICOM 'MAC(FBO OPERATOR) I'M IN TROUBLE, I'M IN A SPIN, I'M GOING DOWN.' THE FBO OPERATOR RAN TO THE UNICOM & TRIED TO TALK THE PLT OUT OF THE SPIN. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT SPIN A MINIMUM OF 8 TO 10 TURNS PRIOR TO IMPACT. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND IN THE PLT'S LOGBOOK TO INDICATE THAT HE EVER RECEIVED A DEMONSTRATION OF, OR TRAINING IN, SPIN RECOVERY. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X45054


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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