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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45827
Last updated: 28 February 2020
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Registration: N246RV
C/n / msn: 20910
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jackpot, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Hillsboro, OR (7S3)
Destination airport:Jackpot, NV (06U)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot lost control of the experimental amateur-built airplane while maneuvering near the destination airport and it descended to ground impact. The accident airplane was one of a group of four aircraft traveling together to attend a fly-in. According to the other pilots, the accident airplane completed a low pass near the destination airport. The airplane pitched nose up, gained altitude, then pitched nose down, followed by a rapid descent until impacting terrain in a near vertical attitude. A post-accident examination of the airplane and engine revealed no anomalies that would have prevented their normal operation.
Probable Cause: the private pilot's failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering, which resulted in an inadvertent stall and impact with terrain.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
04-Jul-2016 04:15 junior sjc Updated [Operator]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
31-Jan-2017 09:11 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
16-Jun-2017 06:00 rwh Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2017 11:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]