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020921_122.jpg - Date of accident: 30-APR-2004 | Sukhoi Su-31| N31SU | Pilot: Ian Groom | Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL USAAccording to the show announcer, the pilot performed the corkscrew maneuver that contained 56 consecutive snap rolls. He then climbed to an approximate altitude of 5000 feet and informed the announcer that he was going to conduct a flat spin maneuver. According to the announcer the number rotations the pilot conducted seemed to exceed the normal amount the pilot had conducted in the past. The spin maneuver continued until the airplane collided with the water. No evidence of mechanical, flight controls or control surfaces anomalies were discovered during the post-accident examination of the airplane wreckage. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to recover from an intentional spin during an attempted aerobatic maneuver.

Date of accident: 30-APR-2004 | Sukhoi Su-31| N31SU | Pilot: Ian Groom | Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL USA According to the show announcer, the pilot performed the corkscrew maneuver that contained 56 consecutive snap rolls. He then climbed to an approximate altitude of 5000 feet and informed the announcer that he was going to conduct a flat spin maneuver. According to the announcer the number rotations the pilot conducted seemed to exceed the normal amount the pilot had conducted in the past. The spin maneuver continued until the airplane collided with the water. No evidence of mechanical, flight controls or control surfaces anomalies were discovered during the post-accident examination of the airplane wreckage. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to recover from an intentional spin during an attempted aerobatic maneuver.
Image ID: 020921_122 | | Camera: Canon EOS D60 | | Date: 9/21/02 1:50 PM
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