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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188802
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 300
Registration: N511GS
MSN: HR30091001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:E of Enid Woodring Regional Airport, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Enid, OK (WDG)
Destination airport:Enid, OK (END)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger departed on a local flight with the intention of performing aerobatic maneuvers. According to a witness near the accident site, the airplane was performing aerobatic maneuvers. He stated that the airplane flew over at a high altitude and performed a barrel roll. The airplane continued south and then pitched up to climb straight up. The nose of the airplane came down through the horizon and the airplane started "tumbling". He stated that 1/3 of the way through the tumble the airplane rolled over on its back and entered an inverted flat spin.

Damage to the airplane and witness marks on the ground were consistent with the airplane impacting the ground in an inverted, nose low attitude. No anomalies consistent with a preimpact failure or malfunction were observed. The witness did not see the final seconds of the flight and it is unknown if or when the pilot may have initiated a recovery from the intentional maneuver. It is likely that the pilot waited too long to recover from the aerobatic maneuver.
Probable Cause: The pilot's delay in recovering from an aerobatic maneuver resulting in collision with terrain.


FAA register:

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



Revision history:

22-Jul-2016 05:04 Geno Added
22-Jul-2016 10:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo, ]
22-Jul-2016 21:09 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Jul-2016 11:28 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
19-Aug-2017 15:08 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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