Wirestrike Accident Vans RV-8 N207RV, 24 Feb 2022
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 275951
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Time:08:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vans RV-8
Registration: N207RV
MSN: 80094
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Flagstaff, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Farmington Municipal Airport, NM (FMN/KFMN)
Destination airport:Rosamond, CA (L00)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, during low-level flight, the airplane struck a power distribution line. Subsequently, the top section of the vertical stabilizer and rudder separated and sustained substantial damage. The pilot landed at a nearby airfield without further incident.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions of failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from power lines during low-level flight.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

26-Feb-2022 19:30 Captain Adam Added
17-Jun-2022 18:29 SonOfAGoose Updated [Narrative]
24-Jun-2022 11:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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