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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37786
 
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Date:24-OCT-1992
Time:17:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic VELO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Velocity
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N141NH
MSN: DMO-44
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Apopka, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Apalachicola, FL (AAF)
Destination airport:Cocoa, FL (COI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE HOMEBUILT VELOCITY & A BOEING 727 WERE BOTH OPERATING IN THE TCA IN VMC WITH RADIO & RADAR CONTACT ESTABLISHED WITH ATC, AND BOTH WERE BEING ADVISED OF EACH OTHER'S POSITION AND HEADING. BOTH AIRPLANES WERE ON A SOUTHEASTERLY HEADING, WITH THE B-727 OVERTAKING THE HOMEBUILT HIGHER AND SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT. THE B-727 REPORTED HAVING THE VELOCITY IN SIGHT, AND WAS INSTRUCTED TO MAINTAIN VISUAL SEPARATION AND CLEARED TO DESCEND. AT THE TIME THE B-727 PASSED OVER THE VELOCITY, IT WAS AT 10,000 FT AND THE VELOCITY HAD JUST STARTED A DESCENT FROM 9,500 FT. THE VELOCITY CONTINUED A SOUTHEASTERLY HEADING. APRX 3-1/2 MIN LATER THE VELOCITY PILOT BROADCASTED A MAYDAY THAT HE WAS OUT OF CONTROL. HE THEN SAID HE WAS UPSIDE DOWN. HIS LAST TRANSMISSION WAS '...I HIT THE PROP WASH THE VORTEX...' WAKE TURBULENCE HAZARDS, PILOT AWARENESS & AVOIDANCE PROCEDURES ARE DISCUSSED IN THE AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL. CAUSE: AN ENCOUNTER WITH WAKE TURBULENCE FROM A BOEING 727.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X15917


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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