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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179205
Last updated: 10 November 2021
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Date:01-SEP-2015
Time:19:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic E300 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Extra EA-300L
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4BM
MSN: 017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:SE Jerome County Airport (KJER), Jerome, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Jerome, ID (JER)
Destination airport:Jerome, ID (JER)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The private pilot was conducting a local personal flight. A witness located at the airport reported that he observed the accident airplane take off and then head southwest. He then observed the airplane perform a loop, and he estimated that, at the top of the maneuver, the airplane was about 1,500 ft above ground level. As the airplane began leveling off at the bottom of the loop, it descended out of the witness’s line of sight behind a building. The pilot reported that he did not recall anything about the flight. 
Postaccident examination of the recovered wreckage did not reveal any preexisting mechanical malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation. Wreckage and impact signatures were consistent with a high-energy, low-angle impact with terrain. It is likely that the pilot did not properly gauge the airplane’s distance from terrain while conducting the low-altitude aerobatic maneuver and failed to level off in time to avoid impacting terrain.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from terrain while conducting a low-altitude aerobatic maneuver.

Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=4BM

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Sep-2015 04:46 Geno Added
02-Sep-2015 13:50 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn]
03-Sep-2015 18:05 Geno Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Sep-2015 00:50 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Departure airport, Source]
22-May-2016 16:26 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-May-2016 16:26 Aerossurance Updated [Phase]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 15:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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