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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40664
Last updated: 8 May 2020
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Date:27-OCT-1996
Time:14:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox 4
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N11LG
C/n / msn: C94030009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Merritt Island , FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(COI)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The homebuilt airplane was being flown on its first flight by the owner and a flight instructor. After takeoff, while turning crosswind, the engine was heard to sputter and quit. The airplane was observed to stall, begin to spin, recover, then enter a secondary stall, about 75 feet agl, followed by a nose down impact with the ground. The airplane was nearly consumed by the ground fire that occurred on impact. Witnesses reported that the owner had experienced a problem with the engine idling too fast and had corrected it. Aircraft records were not available for examination. CAUSE: A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons and the failure of the pilots to maintain airspeed.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X06841


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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