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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41106
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:25-FEB-2000
Time:13:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic QIC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Quickie Q2
Owner/operator:Ora Merrill Proffitt
Registration: N84DG
MSN: Q2461
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Shelbyville, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:GEZ
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A witness to the accident reported that during an attempted go-around the airplane's engine was missing and running rough. The witness stated that the airplane entered a descending left turn, impacting the terrain in a 30-45 degree left bank. Post accident inspection of the airplane revealed that the main and header fuel tanks had ruptured, but no fuel spill or fuel odor was noted at the accident site. Witnesses/first responders to the accident site reported that there were no fuel odors around the accident site. Inspection of the engine failed to reveal any anomalies that could be associated with any preexisting condition. A fuel receipt was obtained for the accident airplane's last fueling. The date of the fuel receipt was listed as November 28, 1999, and 6.2 gallons of fuel were purchased for the accident airplane.
Probable Cause: aircraft control not being maintained by the pilot during the attempted go-around. Factors to the accident were the inadequate preflight by the pilot, which resulted in fuel exhaustion. An additional factor to the accident was the inadvertent stall/mush.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20467&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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