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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41114
 
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Date:21-JUN-1983
Time:19:02
Type:Eipper Quicksilver MX
Owner/operator:private
Registration: unreg.
MSN: 5303
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Williston, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT OF THE ULTRALIGHT VEHICLE TOOK OFF FROM AN OPEN FIELD NEAR HIS RESIDENCE. WITNESSES NEAR THE CRASH SITE STATED THAT THEY OBSERVED THE ULTRALIGHT APPROACH AN OPEN FIELD FOR A LANDING. AS THE PLT WAS IN A LEFT DESCENDING TURN TO THE FIELD, THE ULTRALIGHT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE. AFTER THE VEHICLE HAD HIT THE POWER LINE, THE PILOT ADDED POWER TO GO AROUND. HOWEVER, A BROKEN WIRE HAD WRAPPED AROUND A WING, AND WHEN THE WIRE HAD REACHED ITS MAXIMUM LENGTH, THE VEHICLE'S FORWARD MOVEMENT WAS STOPPED & IT CRASHED STRAIGHT DOWN. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X43438


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