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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43261
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Date:04-OCT-1992
Time:14:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2GM
MSN: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Hattiesburg, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(HBG)
Destination airport:Tallahassee, FL
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO INITIATE A SERIES OF SLOW ROLLS AT ABOUT 400-600 FT. DURING THE THIRD ROLL TO THE RIGHT, THE AIRPLANE DESCENDED & IMPACTED THE GROUND. EXAM OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS. NONE OF THE WITNESSES REPORTED HEARING ANY IRREGULARITY WITH THE ENG. THE PLT/OWNER WAS IN THE REAR SEAT & THE PRIVATE PILOT-RATED PILOT WAS IN THE FRONT SEAT. DUAL FLT & ENG CONTROLS WERE INSTALLED. NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO WHO WAS FLYING THE AIRPLANE. FOUND INSIDE THE WRECKAGE WAS A PIECE OF PAPER WITH A SEQUENCE OF AEROBATIC MANEUVERS DRAWN, WHICH BELONGED TO THE OWNER. NO COMMENTS ABOUT THE DEPARTURE BY EITHER OCCUPANT WERE MADE. THE ACFT WAS A MINIMUM OF 31.9 POUNDS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT. NO FORWARD OR AFT CG LIMITS AVAILABLE DUE TO THE OVERWEIGHT CONDITION. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE WEARING PARACHUTES. A BAG WAS FOUND LODGED UNDER THE REAR SEAT'S RIGHT RUDDER PEDAL. A STORAGE COMPARTMENT WAS BEHIND THE REAR SEAT. CAUSE: A LOSS OF CONTROL FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X15912


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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