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 Post subject: NTSB Brief of accident
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:40 pm 
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NTSB Brief of accident

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Basic information:

Type operating certification - NONE (General aviation) - Type of operator - PERSONAL
Flight conducted under - 14 CFR 91 - Accident occurred during - MANEUVERING
Aircraft damage - DESTROYED - Fire - ON GROUND
INJURIES - Fatal:
Crew - 1
Pass - 2


Aircraft Information:

Make/Model - BEECH F35 - Landing gear - TRICYCLE - RETRACTABLE
Max. gross wt. - 2750 - No. of seats - 4
Eng. make/model - CONTINENTAL E225-8 - Number engines - 1
Engine type - RECIPROCATING - CARBURETOR - Rated power - 225 HP
ELT installed/activated - UNK/NR - Stall warning system - YES - Weather radar - NO


Environment/Operations Information:

Weather data:
Wx briefing - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING
Method - N/A
Completeness - N/A
Basic weather - VMC
Wind dir./speed - 170/007 KTS.
Visibility - 7.0 SM
Cloud conditions (1st) - 1500 ft. scattered - Cloud conditions (2nd) - NONE
Obstructions to vision - NONE - Precipitation - NONE
Condition of light - DAYLIGHT


Itinerary:

Last departure point - SAME AS ACC./INC.
Destination:
ATC/Airspace:
Type of flight plan - NONE - Type of clearing - NONE - Type apch./lndg. - NONE
Airport proximity - OFF AIRPORT/STRIP


Airport data:

Runway ident. - N/A - Runway lth./wid. - N/A - Runway surface - N/A - Runway status - N/A


Personnel information:

Pilot-in-command:
Certificate(s)/rating(s)
PRIVATE - S.E. LAND, M.E. LAND - Instrument rating(s) - AIRPLANE
Age - 33

Biennial flight review:
Current - UNK/NR - Months since - UNK/NR - Aircraft type - UNK/NR
Medical Certificate - NON-VALID MEDICAL

Flight time (hours):
Total - 1500 - Make/model - UNK/NR - Instrument - UNK/NR - Multi-eng. - UNK/NR
Last 24 hrs. - 0 - Last 30 days - UNK/NR - Last 90 days - UNK/NR - Rotorcraft - UNK/NR


Narrative:

The pilot, who was a rock group driver, took an aircraft from the hanger without permission to joy ride members of the group. During the 2nd flight, the aircraft wing hit the bus during one of several low passes over the area. The aircraft then hit a tree and a residence. A post crash fire occurred. The pilots last medical certificate was dated 11.16.79.

Occurrence #1 - IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH OBJECT - Phase of operation - MANEUVERING

Finding(s) -

1 - STOLEN AIRCRAFT / UNAUTHORIZED USE - PERFORMED - PILOT IN COMMAND
2 - JUDGEMENT - POOR - PILOT IN COMMAND
3 - BUZZING - PERFORMED - PILOT IN COMMAND
4 - CLEARANCE - MISJUDGED - PILOT IN COMMAND
5 - OBJECT - VEHICLE
6 - OBJECT - TREE(S)
7 - OBJECT - RESIDENCE

Occurrence #2 - IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH TERRAIN - Phase of operation - MANEUVERING


Probable cause:

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause(s) of this accident is/are finding(s) 2,3,4
Factor(s) relating to this accident is/are finding(s) 5,6,7


Last edited by Randy Perry on Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:56 am, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:00 am 
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Whenever I read this kind of stuff I always get chills, almost like remembering a dream. Weird...

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I have to ask (and my apologies if you've already discussed this at length elsewhere) but I have never understood why Randy got in that plane bearing in mind his fear of flying?

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shaun@def wrote:
I have to ask (and my apologies if you've already discussed this at length elsewhere) but I have never understood why Randy got in that plane bearing in mind his fear of flying?
He heard Rachel (Hairdresser) wanted to ride. She had a bad heart condition so Randy thought Andrew would take it easy enough for the both of them to enjoy.


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Thanks for clearing that up for me Mike - It sounds typical of what you hear about Randy: Always putting others first...

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