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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40652
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Registration: N322KE
C/n / msn: 23441
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hammett, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The owner/pilot and pilot rated passenger departed to the west from a personal airstrip in the RV-6A homebuilt aircraft. The characteristic departure, according to local residents, was for the pilot to execute 180 degree turn, and return back over the departing airstrip before proceeding on course. The aircraft impacted the ground heading north slightly northwest of the airstrip. The crush angle on the aircraft's wings was noted to be about 20 degrees nose down and relatively wings level. No pre-impact engine or control malfunction was evident, nor was there any evidence of any pilot pre-impact impairment. The aircraft's airspeed indicator read 40-50 mph at the crash site. The stall speed for the 180 horsepower RV-6A, according to the manufacturer's specifications, was 50 mph.
Probable Cause: The pilot's entering an inadvertent stall condition, and the lack of adequate altitude in which to successfully recover before ground impact.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
04-Jul-2016 04:15 junior sjc Updated [Operator]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Jan-2017 19:13 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]