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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165226
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-7A
Registration: N119TB
MSN: 71612
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Acadiana Regional Airport (KARA), New Iberia, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Cross City, FL
Destination airport:Fort Stockton, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot planned on a long cross-country flight. According to the pilot, he made a fuel stop and got something to eat and drink, and then continued the flight. As he approached his next stop, he reported that he contacted the tower controller, who cleared him for a right base for the runway. The airplane approached the runway, flew about 1,000 feet down the runway, and then drifted off to the right. The airplane then flew across a parallel taxiway, made a right turn, and impacted terrain, just east of the runway. The pilot reported that he did not remember the accident, nor climbing out of the airplane. By the time the first responders arrived, he was able to walk around the airplane and waved to them to indicate that he was not injured. He added that the last thing he remembered, was making the approach, and then looking at the wrecked airplane. Examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the fuselage. The airplane was not equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, however, the heat exchanger had been removed and the ports plugged, and no indications that carbon monoxide had leaked into the cabin. The examination did not reveal any mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. Additionally, the pilot reported no problems with the airplane prior to the accident. The pilot added that he was given several tests at the hospital, but doctors told him it was probably due to dehydration.
Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of control due to a temporary incapacitation.


FAA register:

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


Photo of N119TB courtesy

Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)
27 July 2011; (c) Alex Christie

Revision history:

05-Apr-2014 22:31 Geno Added
06-Apr-2014 00:23 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2014 22:24 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
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]
29-Nov-2017 14:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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