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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173313
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-7
Registration: N747BA
MSN: 70263
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Guillemot Cove, Hood Canal SW of Seabeck, Kipsap County, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Gig Harbor, WA (TIW)
Destination airport:Gig Harbor, WA (TIW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A witness located near the accident site reported observing an airplane “spinning out of control” as it descended toward the water and breaking apart as it descended out of sight behind a stand of trees. Some wreckage debris consistent with the accident airplane was found floating on the water’s surface; however, the majority of the wreckage was not located. Review of recorded radar data showed the airplane departing and then climbing to cruise altitude. The data then showed the airplane descend and climb twice. The last recorded radar target was located at 7,000 ft about 1 mile southwest of the recovered debris. The reason for the loss of control could not be determined because of the limited amount of wreckage that was recovered.

Probable Cause: A loss of airplane control for reasons that could not be determined because the airplane impacted water, and the majority of the wreckage was not recovered.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

26-Jan-2015 23:53 Geno Added
27-Jan-2015 17:25 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2015 22:58 Geno Updated [Time, Registration, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2016 06:21 junior sjc Updated [Nature, Source, Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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