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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167631
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Registration: N619PD
MSN: 001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mid-Way Regional Airport (KJWY), Midlothian/Waxahachie, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Midlothian, TX (KJWY)
Destination airport:Midlothian, TX (KJWY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to an aerobatic judge who was critiquing the flight, the pilot was performing aerobatic maneuvers within the designated aerobatic box for the airport. The pilot had completed the planned maneuvers then asked the judge if he would watch him perform another maneuver—a “shoulder roll.” After leveling off about 2,000 feet above ground level, the pilot performed and completed the maneuver; subsequently the airplane entered a knife-edge attitude followed by a clockwise inverted spin. Multiple witnesses observed the airplane in a flat spin and one witness estimated the airplane made 3 to 4 revolutions in the spin before it hit the ground. The airplane came to rest inverted west of the runway. All components were located at the impact site. An examination of the airframe, engine, and related systems revealed no anomalies. The pilot/owner had previously completed various modifications to the airplane; investigators were not able to determine if the changes made to the airplane would have affected the airplane’s ability to recover from a spin or inverted spin.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s loss of airplane control while performing an aerobatic maneuver, which resulted in an inverted spin and subsequent collision with terrain.


FAA register:

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


Photo of N619PD courtesy

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

Revision history:

29-Jun-2014 01:14 Geno Added
29-Jun-2014 02:05 Geno Updated [Source]
29-Jun-2014 08:34 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities]
03-Jul-2014 00:13 Geno Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 15:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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