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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 5273
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Date:31-JAN-1974
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BU31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bücker Bü-131 Jungmann
Owner/operator:Michael J. Rovello
Registration: N2348
C/n / msn: 247
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Monroe County Airport, Monroeville, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Monroe County Airport, Monroeville, Alabama
Destination airport:Monroe County Airport, Monroeville, Alabama
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) January 31, 1974 when stalled, spun in and crashed at Monroeville, Alabama: Co-Pilot entered left hand snap roll at 500-600 feet agl. Pilot unable to get stick forward due Co-Pilot on controls. One of the two persons on board was killed. According to the following esxcerpt from the official NTSB report into the accident:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S): CO-PILOT - FAILURE TO RELINQUISH CONTROL - ATTEMPTED OPERATION BEYOND EXPERIENCE/ABILITY LEVEL - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: MIA74FKJ48 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=83177&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=2348


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Sep-2012 01:31 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Dec-2016 23:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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