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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43845
Last updated: 23 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L39 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Vodochody L-39C
Owner/operator:Best Jet Services LLC
Registration: N63925
C/n / msn: 031803
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Titusville, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Titusville, FL (TIX)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
A witness provided a video recording of the airplane while it was maneuvering prior to and during the accident. The recording showed the airplane ascending and penetrating a scattered cloud layer at the top of a loop. The airplane then came back into view on the video, descending out of the loop before impacting the ground at a high velocity in a flat attitude and in a forward motion. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces. Postaccident examination of the engine did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to ensure sufficient altitude while maneuvering in close proximity to the ground during an airshow, which resulted in an impact with terrain.


FAA register: 2.

Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
02-Dec-2014 21:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:33 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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