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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41189
Last updated: 19 April 2020
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Date:01-JUL-1993
Time:17:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6LG
C/n / msn: 9131946
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Independence, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE NEWLY CERTIFIED EXPERIMENTAL RV-6A VEERED SUDDENLY TO THE LEFT AND BEGAN TO DEPART THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. WHILE DEPARTING THE RUNWAY, THE AIRCRAFT LIFTED OFF, BUT ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE PILOT DID NOT APPEAR TO BE IN POSITIVE CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT THEN CONTINUED TO A POSITION NEAR THE DOWNWIND, BEFORE ROLLING TO THE LEFT AND DESCENDING INTO THE GROUND AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. THE PILOT WAS OBSERVED TO MAKE NO MOVEMENT WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS AIRBORNE, AND HE DID NOT RESPOND ON HIS RADIO WHEN ANOTHER PILOT, WHO HAD MADE RADIO CONTACT WITH HIM JUST PRIOR TO THE TAKEOFF, TRANSMITTED A RADIO MESSAGE TO HIM TO SEE IF HE WAS HAVING TROUBLE.

CAUSE: AN IN FLIGHT LOSS OF CONTOL FOR UNKNOWN REASONS.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X13000


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
27-Jun-2016 07:16 junior sjc Updated [Operator]
03-Jul-2016 06:30 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
18-Jan-2017 09:00 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]

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