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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39180
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Date:02-JUN-1991
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N124J
MSN: 5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Grand Prairie, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT OF THE EXPERIMENTAL BI-PLANE DEPARTED THE AIRPORT FOR A SHORT PERSONAL FLIGHT AND DID NOT REFUEL HIS AIRCRAFT. A TOTAL LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED AS THE AIRCRAFT FLEW OVER A RESIDENTIAL AREA AND HIGH TENSION POWER LINES. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED SLOWLY DESCENDING TOWARD A FIELD. WITNESSES REPORTED THE AIRCRAFT'S WINGS WOBBLED, THE NOSE DROPPED, AND THE AIRPLANE DESCENDED OUT OF CONTROL. A FEW OUNCES OF FUEL REMAINED IN THE MAIN FUEL TANK AT THE ACCIDENT SITE. THE FUEL PUMPS WERE TESTED AND WERE FUNCTIONAL. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO PERFORM REFUELING AND MAINTAIN AIRSPEED ABOVE VS (STALL). A FACTOR WAS UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X17258


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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