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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40719
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:12-SEP-1997
Time:18:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N79DK
MSN: 055
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Adeline, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Rockford, IL (RFD)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot departed in the experimental amateur built Skybolt from Rockford for a local flight. Witnesses reported seeing the aircraft fly straight up into the sky, roll over onto its back, and start spiraling towards the ground until impacting the ground. The propeller was twisted and had leading edge nicks. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08801


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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