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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71862
 
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Date:23-JAN-2010
Time:11:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic SIRA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tecnam P2002 Sierra
Owner/operator:Crp Future Pilots Flight School Inc
Registration: N145AG
MSN: 316
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near Sterrett Road / Ellis County Sportmen\'s Club, Waxahachie, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Dallas, TX (RBD)
Destination airport:Dallas, TX (RBD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
According to radar data, the airplane climbed to an initial altitude of about 2,700 feet mean sea level on a southerly heading. Over the span of the flight, the airplane reversed course toward the north, reversed course again to the south, and then reversed course a third time to the north. Several witnesses observed the accident airplane in a spin approximately 800 feet above the ground. Ground scars and damage to the airplane were consistent with a 70-degree nose down attitude at the time of impact. A postaccident examination of the airframe, airplane systems, and engine revealed no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation; however, a mechanicís work light was discovered in the tail section of the airplane. Score marks on the body of the work light were consistent with the work light having been jammed in the tail of the airplane underneath the stabilator control tube. Due to the distortion of the wreckage components, it was not possible to establish if the work light interfered with proper movement of the stabilator control tube.
Probable Cause: A loss of aircraft control while maneuvering for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2010 14:51 RobertMB Added
23-Jan-2010 14:54 RobertMB Updated [Time, Source]
24-Jan-2010 02:55 Alpine Flight Updated [Operator, Other fatalities]
24-Jan-2010 03:40 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
14-Feb-2010 13:08 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Sep-2012 21:59 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-May-2014 20:07 Geno Updated [Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 15:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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