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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41190
 
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Date:01-MAR-1983
Time:11:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pitts S-1S
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N11D
MSN: 18P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Harvard, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Wonder Lake, IL (10C)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
THE ACFT CRASHED INTO AN OPEN FIELD LEAVING NO GROUND SCARS OTHER THAN THE PRINCIPAL IMPACT. ONE WITNESS SAW THE ACFT STALL AT THE TOP OF A LOOP AND GO INTO A SPIN (TAIL-DOWN). HE STATED THE ACFT ROTATED 6-8 TIMES PRIOR TO IMPACT WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING. THE ACFT OWNER STATED THAT 'IF THE PLANE GOES INTO A VERY FLAT SPIN INVERTED, THE ONLY WAY OUT IS TOCUT THE POWER.' CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X42352


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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