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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68109
Last updated: 11 June 2020
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Date:29-AUG-2009
Time:18:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SkyStar Kitfox Series 6
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N2070A
C/n / msn: S60009-037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:1/8-mile from the May Airport, May, Lemhi County, Idaho -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:May, ID (0U8)
Destination airport:Rigby, ID (U56)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot planned to write an article for a local aeronautical publication following dinner at a restaurant located about 1/4-mile from the airport. Following dinner, the pilot's wife planned to take pictures from the air. The weather was clear, and the wind was calm. The pilot took off, and he made a low altitude turn toward the restaurant. He did not see power lines located about 40 feet above the ground, and while turning the airplane impacted the lines. The pilot reported that no mechanical malfunction or failure with his airplane precipitated the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from obstacles during the takeoff initial climb.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090830X00552&key=1
FAA register: 2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=2070A


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Aug-2009 19:36 RobertMB Added
28-Jul-2016 20:48 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:58 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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