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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73835
Last updated: 21 July 2020
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:04-APR-2010
Time:12:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4024K
C/n / msn: 25898
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Balmorhea, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Unknown,
Destination airport:Unknown,
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was enroute to an unknown destination and was overflying a lake. The airplane was observed flying from the west at a low altitude and slow airspeed before beginning a left-hand turn toward the north. Witnesses observed the airplane descend in the left turn until the left wing tip contacted the water; the airplane subsequently impacted the lake. The airplane's right wing was not recovered from the lake. All other flight control surfaces and the engine were recovered and examined. No preimpact anomalies were detected with the airframe or the engine.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the lake while maneuvering at low altitude.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20100404X55330&key=1


Images:


Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Apr-2010 03:13 RobertMB Added
15-Jul-2010 12:26 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
24-Sep-2011 03:55 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source]
14-Nov-2011 00:47 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
25-Mar-2017 20:57 junior sjc Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Nov-2017 16:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]