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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134940
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic E300 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Extra EA-300L
Registration: N609JW
MSN: 033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boise, ID -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Boise, ID (BOI)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was performing a variety of aerobatic maneuvers in a low level aerobatic box over flat desert terrain. Two cameras positioned to document the flight sequence revealed the pilot initiated a loop maneuver by pulling the nose of the airplane up into a vertical climb attitude and continuing to the top of the maneuver until in an inverted position. The pilot continued the maneuver by descending on the back side of the loop. As the aircraft was approaching the bottom of the maneuver in an approximately 20 degree nose down, wings level attitude at an altitude of less than 100 feet above ground level, the airplane was observed to make a quick shallow left bank, followed immediately by a second shallow bank to the right. The airplane's wings then momentarily returned to a level attitude before impacting flat open terrain with its right main landing gear and right wing tip. The pilot said he couldn't remember the specific maneuver prior to making contact with the ground, and could not recall being concerned with not having enough clearance to complete the maneuver. A post accident examination of the airplane failed to reveal any anomalies which would have precluded normal operations.

Probable Cause: The failure of the pilot to maintain clearance with terrain during descent while conducting an aerobatic maneuver. Low altitude flight was a factor.




Revision history:

23-Oct-2014 16:24 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:11 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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