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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263177
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EVOL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lancair Evolution
Owner/operator:Davlor Aircraft Leasing LLC
Registration: N515DL
MSN: EVO-0060
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:McDermott, Scioto County, OH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bellefontaine Regional Airport, OH (KEDJ)
Destination airport:Charleston International Airport, SC (CHS/KCHS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal
Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A review of preliminary air traffic control (ATC) information revealed the airplane departed about 1014 from Bellefontaine Regional Airport (EDJ), Bellefontaine, Ohio on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan, with a destination of Charleston International Airport (CHS), Charleston, South Carolina.

After departure from EDJ, the airplane climbed to flight level (FL) 250 and accelerated to 215 knots groundspeed. During the next 1 minute and 43 seconds, while in level flight on a southeasterly heading, the airplane gradually decelerated to 146 knots groundspeed. The airplane subsequently made a left turn and a rapid descent. During this timeframe, the pilot’s transmitter became stuck and a distressed conversation between the pilot and passenger was audible. The controller made unsuccessful attempts to contact the pilot and radar contact was lost. A ground witness observed the airplane in a spiral descent and that it “may have been
missing a wing.”

The airplane impacted into forested terrain with a vertical nose down attitude and a fire ensued. The airplane was equipped with a parachute recovery system; the ballistic charge for the system expended during the fire.

The right wing (outboard 9 ft) was located about ˝ mile northeast of the main wreckage. Examination revealed engine and propeller rotational signatures consistent with the engine producing power during ground impact. No mechanical malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation were observed.

An Airman’s Meteorological Information (AIRMET) for icing was valid up to 22,000 ft, and an AIRMET for moderate turbulence was valid from 25,000 ft to 42,000 ft. Both AIRMETs covered EDJ and the accident location.

The wreckage was located about 2 miles east of the last track point, suggesting a nearly vertical descent.

METAR KPMH 281459Z AUTO 22003KT 10SM SCT110 24/18 A2981 [9 nautical miles east]

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Revision history:

28-May-2021 17:19 gerard57 Added
28-May-2021 17:19 gerard57 Updated [Date]
28-May-2021 17:47 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2021 18:45 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
29-May-2021 06:14 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
29-May-2021 15:36 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jun-2021 05:39 aaronwk Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
21-Jul-2021 09:18 aaronwk Updated [Time, Source, Narrative, Category]

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