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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229818
Last updated: 24 January 2022
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Time:c. 12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BD5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bede BD-5
Registration: N501BD
MSN: 1039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Camarillo Airport (KCMA), Camarillo, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Camarillo Airport, CA (KCMA)
Destination airport:
The aircraft, an experimentally built John F. Simmons Bede BD-5, registered N501BD, experienced a loss of engine power and a subsequent impact with farm field terrain during the attempted return to the point of departure in Ventura County, southeast of the Camarillo Airport (KCMA), Camarillo, California.
The aircraft was partially consumed by the post crash fire and the sole pilot onboard sustained fatal injures.

The Bede BD-5 Micro is a series of small, single-seat homebuilt aircraft created in the late 1960s by US aircraft designer Jim Bede and introduced to the market primarily in kit form by the now-defunct Bede Aircraft Corporation in the early 1970s.

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Revision history:

08-Oct-2019 21:09 Geno Added
08-Oct-2019 21:10 Geno Updated [Source]
09-Oct-2019 00:33 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2019 09:04 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
09-Oct-2019 09:13 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
09-Oct-2019 20:58 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]

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