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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40414
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Date:27-AUG-1986
Time:17:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8FP
MSN: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Moorestown, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Philadelphi, PA (PNE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PASSONNO SKYBOLT WAS OBSERVED TO RECOVER FROM A LOOP AND THEN THE TAIL SURFACES STARTED TO SHAKE. THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED TO THE GROUND AND WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT. EXAMINATION OF VARIOUS HORIZONTAL STABILIZER AND ELEVATOR COMPONENTS SHOWED THAT THE FAILURES WERE DUE TO OVERSTRESS AND SHEER FORCES. IT WAS NOTED THAT BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT HORIZONTAL STABILIZERS HAD BEEN SUBJECTED TO A DOWNWARD FORCE. IN ADDITION THE INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED THAT THE ELEVATOR HAD NOT BEEN MODIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH DESIGN RECOMMENDATION REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF LARGER ENGS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X34590


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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