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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 9424
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:24-OCT-1977
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4RH
MSN: M-H-01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Watts-Matthews Airport, near Albany, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Watts-Matthews Airport, near Albany, Texas
Destination airport:Watts-Matthews Airport, near Albany, Texas
Narrative:
Steen Skybolt N4RH: Written off (destroyed) 24/10/1977 when crashed at Watts-Matthews Airport, near Albany, Texas. Aircraft stalled/spun into the ground during unwarranted low flying and caught fire after impact. Pilot failed to obtain and/or maintain sufficient flying speed during spin at low level, and failed to recover from spin. One of the two persons on board was killed, the other was seriously injured.

Registration N4RH cancelled 8/12/1977

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW78FA007 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=45066&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=4RH
3. https://planecrashmap.com/plane/tx/N4RH/
4. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N4RH.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
26-Jun-2018 14:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2018 14:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Jun-2018 16:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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