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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267858
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:18-SEP-2021
Time:c. 18:54
Type:Rans S-20 Raven
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6915G
MSN: 0517.0072
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Wadsworth Municipal Airport (3G3), Wadsworth, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wadsworth Municipal Airport, OH (3G3)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On September 18, 2021, about 1845 eastern daylight time, a Rans S-20 airplane, N6915G, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Wadsworth, Ohio. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.
The Wadsworth Municipal (3G3) airport surveillance camera captured the accident sequence on video. A preliminary review of the video revealed a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter and the accident airplane both utilizing runway 2. The helicopter was on the approach to runway 2, while the accident airplane had taxied to the end of the runway. Shortly after the helicopter passed the airplane, the airplane taxied onto the runway and started its takeoff roll. Moments later, just after the airplane became airborne, the airplane rolled inverted and impacted the runway. The airplane did not appear to contact the helicopter. A post-crash fire engulfed the airplane.
According to the helicopter pilot, and while the helicopter was on the approach to the runway, the airplane pilot contacted him via the common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) and requested that the helicopter side-step to the taxiway so that the airplane could depart.
A postaccident examination revealed that the airplane came to rest inverted on the runway and was mostly consumed by the fire.

Sources:

https://www.cleveland19.com/2021/09/18/injuries-reported-after-fiery-plane-crash-wadsworth-municipal-airport/
https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-medina/emergency-crews-responding-to-plane-crash-near-wadsworth-municipal-airport
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult?NNumberTxt=6915G

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Sep-2021 01:17 Geno Added
19-Sep-2021 07:10 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Sep-2021 11:43 Captain Adam Updated [Embed code, Narrative, Category]
19-Sep-2021 12:25 RobertMB Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
29-Sep-2021 01:51 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]

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