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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39509
 
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Date:05-MAY-1984
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pitts S-1
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N31DF
MSN: 473H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:La Marque, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Hitchcock, TX (37R)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
THE PLT WAS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AEROBATICS IN AN AIR SHOW. WHILE MANEUVERING AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL, THE ACFT ENTERED A NOSE HIGH, STEEP LEFT TURN, STALLED, THEN ENTERED A 2 TURN SPIN TO THE LEFT. THE PLT RECOVERED IN A NOSE LOW, WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE, BUT THE ACFT IMPACTED TREES & THE GROUND. NO PRE-IMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUCTION WAS FOUND. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE PLT HAD STARTED WEARING SOFT CONTACT LENSES TO CORRECT HER VISION. NO CONTACT LENSES WERE FOUND IN THE WRECKAGE & NO LENSES WERE NOTED IN THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS INVESTIGATION. A PAIR OF EYE GLASSES WERE FOUND IN A BAG IN THE COCKPIT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X39569


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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