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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34711
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Date:05-JUL-1984
Time:16:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9722A
MSN: 35
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:St. Augustine, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Vidalia, GA (VDI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING A TURN AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT REPORTED THE CONTROL STICK SUDDENLY 'SNAPPED BACK' TO THE FULL NOSE UP POSITION. THE ACFT WAS AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL WHEN IT STALLED. THE PILOT WHO WAS IN THE BACK SEAT WAS UNABLE TO RECOVER BEFORE GROUND IMPACT. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE PLT REPORTED THAT HIS PASSENGER WAS IN A 'HIGHLY EXCITED STATE' BEFORE TAKEOFF ANDWANTED TO TAKEOFF EVEN THOUGH THE WEATHER WAS NOT GOOD ALONG THEIR ROUTE OF flight. THE PLT ALSO SAID THE PASSENGER IN THE FRONT SEAT DISAPPEARED FROM HIS VIEW AS THE ACFT REACHED 300 FT. AFTER THE CONTROL STICK EPISODE THE PASSENGERS HEAD REAPPEARED. POST CRASH INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO MALFUNCTIONS OF THE CONTROLS OR ENGINE. THREE DRUGS WERE FOUNDIN THE BAGGAGE OF THE PASSENGER; DEXEDRINE 5MG, TRANSDERM-SCOP 4'S, AND COMPAZINE 5 MG. THESE WERE SELF PERSCRIBED BY THE DOCTOR PASSENGER FOR AIR SICKNESS BUT HAD SIDE EFFECTS OF OVER STIMULATION, RESTLESSNESS, DIZZINESS, JITTERINESS AND INSOMNIA. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X40389


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