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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59629
Last updated: 6 August 2020
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Date:18-APR-2009
Time:16:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox Speedster
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N191KF
C/n / msn: 1BS065
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:10 miles from Edmonton, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Burkesville, KY (NONE)
Destination airport:Burkesville, KY
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A witness stated that he heard an airplane approaching his house; the airplane was about 200 feet above the trees. It made a left turn next to a creek and reversed its course. The airplane reversed its course again, and was observed above the creek coming back towards his home. The witness observed the fuselage of the airplane swaying from left to right and as well as the airplane making a steep left turn. He observed that the left wing of the airplane was perpendicular to the ground and the ground speed of the airplane appeared to be slow. The airplane continued in the steep left turn, reversed its course again, and leveled out. The wings on the airplane were observed to wobble, and the nose of the airplane pitched down. The airplane collided with the ground in a nose-down attitude and came to rest upright. The witness reported no change in engine noise during the accident sequence. No evidence of any preimpact anomalies was noted with the airframe, flight controls, or engine assembly and accessories.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering at a low altitude, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090418X91244&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Apr-2009 10:57 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 18:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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