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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189821
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker DR.I replica
Registration: N500PY
MSN: 02272007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Union County north of Plain City, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Plain City, OH (None)
Destination airport:Plain City, OH (None)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot reported that the experimental, amateur-built airplane inadvertently became airborne during a high-speed taxi test. Two witnesses said that the airplane was in level flight about 200 ft above ground level and heading toward a tree line when the engine lost power. The airplane abruptly nosed straight down, struck a backyard playground set and hickory trees, and impacted the ground. The airplane came to rest upright about 5 ft from the initial impact crater and about 1/2 mile from the departure end of the pilot's private runway. The engine was not examined, and the pilot did not respond to inquiries regarding the accident.

Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined based on the available information.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-Sep-2016 03:17 Geno Added
05-Sep-2016 11:50 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2016 17:22 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2018 14:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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