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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149128
 
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Date:13-SEP-2012
Time:19:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-7
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N517DG
MSN: 72314
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Atlanta, GA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cumming, GA (6GA0)
Destination airport:Cumming, GA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
***This report was modified on June 4, 2013. Please see the docket for this accident to view the original report.***

Witnesses observed the airplane maneuvering in the area before the accident. One witness reported seeing the airplane spin “wing to wing down” before it disappeared behind trees. The airplane impacted terrain in an upright, nose-low attitude in a residential area. Examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of a preexisting mechanical malfunction or failure of the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. Recorded engine and performance parameters revealed that the pilot reduced power and slowed the airplane while above 3,000 feet indicated altitude. Subsequently, the airplane began an uncontrolled descent. Engine performance indications were increasing during the seconds before impact. It is likely that when the pilot reduced engine power, the airspeed dropped below stall speed, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering, resulting in an aerodynamic stall and collision with terrain.

Sources:

NTSB

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Sep-2012 00:06 gerard57 Added
14-Sep-2012 03:29 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Sep-2012 07:55 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Narrative]
14-Sep-2012 08:00 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source]
14-Sep-2012 08:26 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
14-Sep-2012 08:46 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
05-Sep-2016 04:13 junior sjc Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
11-Nov-2017 20:21 junior sjc Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
28-Nov-2017 13:27 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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