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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40705
Last updated: 4 January 2021
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Date:19-AUG-1998
Time:11:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox 4-1200 (Classic IV)
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4038T
C/n / msn: 1891
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Granby, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The experimental airplane was modified with the addition of an elevator trim tab and manual cockpit control for the elevator trim tab. On the first flight following installation, the airplane was observed to depart, turned crosswind and downwind as though returning for a landing. During the right turn from downwind to base, the airplane nose dived into trees. The PIC was fatally injured, and the owner/pilot in the right seat had no memory of the accident or events leading to it. The elevator trim was found with the trailing edge down, and the cable would slip where it attached to the cockpit control lever. The airplane had not been inspected and a new Special Airworthiness Certificate was not issued as required by the Experimental Operation Limitations. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed which resulted in an inadvertent stall.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10942


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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