Loss of control Accident American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon LV-HWE,
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Date:Friday 30 June 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon
Owner/operator:Leo Ferraris Air Show
Registration: LV-HWE
MSN: 506-79
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Charata, CH -   Argentina
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Charata Airfield
Destination airport:Charata Airfield
Investigating agency: JTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On June 30, 2023, at about 1154 local time, an American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon, LV-HWE, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident during a display near the Expo Agronea 2023, an agricultural exhibition, in Charata, Chaco.
The two occupants onboard, demo pilot Leandro "Leo" Ferraris and co-pilot Guillermo Tuymans, sustained fatal injuries.

A review of online videos show the aircraft flying in a straight altitude before conducting two left snap roll maneuvers, altitude was lost during the second roll and the airplane entered a low-altitude spin and impacted the ground.



https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/6/980108_1678936511.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

30-Jun-2023 16:08 gerard57 Added
30-Jun-2023 16:11 harro Updated
30-Jun-2023 17:26 RobertMB Updated
01-Jul-2023 03:19 RobertMB Updated
03-Jul-2023 21:55 Captain Adam Updated

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