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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43922
Last updated: 19 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-6S Coyote II Super Six
Registration: N949S
C/n / msn: 09041612
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:adjacent to Highway 16, north of Sunset Road, Taylorsville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Taylorsville, NC (4NC3)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
A witness stated the pilot wanted to show him how quiet the airplane was and asked another friend to go on the flight while the witness observed the airplane from the ground. The airplane departed from runway 27 and made a left turn towards the south and disappeared from view. A short time later the airplane was heard approaching the airport. The airplane was observed flying from south to north and crossed the airport at midfield at about 700 feet. The airplane made another left turn, entered the traffic pattern, and made a low pass down runway 09 at about 100 feet above the ground. The airplane was observed to start a slow and steady climb described as "not a quick climb" over the trees at the departure end of the runway. The airplane made a "sharp left turn" the nose of the airplane was observed to pitch down about 45 degrees followed by an increase in engine power. The airplane disappeared from view below the tree line followed by an impact sound. Examination of the airframe revealed the right wing was accelerated forward and the left wing was attached to the airframe and fire damaged. Both flaps were extended between 25 to 30-degrees. Review of RANS S6S performance data sheet revealed the airplane will stall at 36 MPH with flaps extended. Examination of the airframe, engine assembly, and flight controls revealed no evidence of a precrash mechanical failure or malfunction.

Probable Cause: The pilots failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering resulting in an inadvertent stall, uncontrolled decent, collision with the ground, and a post crash fire.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Jan-2017 16:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2017 16:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
05-Dec-2017 09:33 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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