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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157300
 
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Date:27-JUN-2013
Time:21:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-7A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N445RV
MSN: 71938
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Marion, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Seguin, TX (E70)
Destination airport:Marion, TX (1TE4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Witnesses reported observing the pilot make two unsuccessful landing attempts in the dark at the unlit airport. The airplane's landing lights were not on. During a third landing attempt, the airplane collided with power lines and trees. The pilot had a history of heart disease and had been given a special issuance third-class airman medical certificate; however, it was not valid at the time of the accident. A toxicology report indicated the use of Losartan, a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. Although the autopsy did not identify evidence of a recent heart attack, the autopsy did identify evidence indicating that the pilot was at risk for a sudden cardiac event that could result in incapacitation and concluded that the pilot died as a result of hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. It is likely that the pilotís sudden incapacitation and death during the flight resulted in the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilotís sudden incapacitation and natural death as a result of cardiovascular disease.

Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=445RV

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jun-2013 06:15 Geno Added
28-Jun-2013 16:52 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
29-Jun-2013 20:48 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Destination airport]
11-Sep-2016 07:16 junior sjc Updated [Location, Source]
16-Sep-2016 05:43 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 07:34 junior sjc Updated [Location, Nature, Narrative]
29-Nov-2017 08:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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