Accident Rockwell Commander 112 N112AC, 25 Oct 1971
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2731
 
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Date:25-OCT-1971
Time:18:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell Commander 112
Owner/operator:North American Rockwell
Registration: N112AC
MSN: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Albany, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Albany Airport, GA (ABY/KABY)
Destination airport:Albany Airport, GA (ABY/KABY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The Aero Commander 112 prototype crashed during a maximum velocity dive test. The tail section failed and the aircraft subsequently disintegrated.
The test pilot, Ralph Kimberland, escaped by parachute when the aircraft started to disintegrate but his flight-test observer was killed.
The accident led to design changes to the tail.

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=61905&key=0
https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1971/1971%20-%202386.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
08-Sep-2018 19:35 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2018 19:41 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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