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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14293
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:01-OCT-1978
Time:11:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:Paul B. Muench
Registration: N88PM
MSN: 1-76JS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Albuquerque International Sunport, Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABO/KABO)
Destination airport:Albuquerque International Sunport, Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABO/KABO)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) October 1, 1978 when taking part in an air race at Albuquerque International Sunport, Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABO/KABO). Aircraft crashed due to engine failure caused by fuel exhaustion. Pilot in command misjudged altitude, and was inattentive to the fuel supply. FAA authorized 500 feet minimum altitude restriction rather than 1000 feet. Pilot (sole person on board) was killed.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: DEN79FQA01 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=38264&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=88PM
3. https://planecrashmap.com/plane/nm/N88PM/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
28-Jun-2018 16:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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