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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66342
Last updated: 30 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2B
Registration: N113DW
C/n / msn: 5103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yalobusha County, Mississippi -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Batesville, MS (PMU)
Destination airport:Millington, TN (NQA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of aerobatic airplane departed an airport located about 16 miles from the accident site with approximately 18 gallons of fuel on board. He had completed several aerobatic maneuvers and was in a turn when the engine began to sputter and subsequently lost power. The airplane then descended at a 45-degree angle until it impacted trees, and came to rest in a heavily wooded area. Evidence of a fuel spill was present at the accident site. Postaccident examination of the airplane and engine did not reveal evidence of pre-impact malfunctions. At the time of the accident, the airplane had been operated for about 750 total hours, and about 40 hours since its most recent annual inspection, which was performed 8 months earlier.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power while maneuvering (after performing aerobatics) for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

08-Jul-2009 22:49 slowkid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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