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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40454
Last updated: 19 March 2019
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Date:11-SEP-1983
Time:11:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American SNJ
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9789Z
C/n / msn: 76-3701
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Millington, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
TH PLT WAS GIVING FREE RIDES TO SPECTATORS AT AN AIR SHOW. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED MAKING WHAT APPEARED TO BE A LOOP WHICH WAS INITIATED AT A LOW ALTITUDE. AS THE ACFT REACHED THE TOP OF THE LOOP, IT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 1,000 TO 1,200 FT AGL. THE NOSE THEN PITCHED DOWN INTO A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE & CONTINUED UNTIL GROUND IMPACT. THE PLT HAD NOT RECEIVED AN ACROBATIC COMPETENCY CHECK. TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS REVEALED BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL READINGS OF 0.054% TO 0.065%. HOWEVER, THE VITREOUS HUMOR ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS NEGATIVE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44407
ex.RCAF/AJ731. To: N4763


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]
05-Jul-2018 13:32 A.J. Scholten Updated [Cn, Source]

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