Accident Zivko Edge 540 N540SH, 07 Oct 2003
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45056
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EDGE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Zivko Edge 540
Registration: N540SH
MSN: 0012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Warrenton, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Warrenton, VA (W66)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was practicing aerobatics for an upcoming air show. The airplane was observed in a vertical climb, followed by a downward spiral. The airplane then leveled off, and entered a flat spin, before it pitched down and impacted the ground. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions. The airplane had been operated for about 520 hours at the time of it's most recent condition inspection, which was performed about 3 weeks prior to the accident. The airplane had been operated for about 23 hours since the inspection. The pilot purchased the airplane about 8 months prior to the accident, and possessed a current statement of acrobatic competency.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control while performing aerobatic maneuvers.




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
08-Jan-2011 09:05 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 19:58 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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