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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40707
Last updated: 7 September 2019
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Date:04-OCT-1983
Time:15:15
Type:Kimbal DYKE DELTA JD2
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N55AK
C/n / msn: 1054
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Punta Gorda, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Punta Gorda, FL
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HOMEBUILT ACFT WAS OBSERVED FLYING NORTHEAST over THE EAST SIDE OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY airport AT ABT 1000 FT. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT PITCHED DOWNWARD AND ENTERED A SPIN INTO THE GROUND. WRECKAGE EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE WING BONDING MATERIAL EXHIBITED NUMEROUS AREAS OF NON-ADHESIVE BONDING BETWEEN THE FIRST COAT AND THE FIBER GLASS SKIN. A LAB EXAM OF A PORTION OF THE RIGHT WING BONDING MATERIAL SHOWED THAT THE FIRST COAT OF BONDING DISPLAYED SIGNS OF BOND FAILURE TO THE SKIN. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44901


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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