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050917_066.jpg - Date of accident: 14-OCT-2006 | Extra 300L | N168EX | Pilot: Nancy Lynn | Culpeper, VA    On October 14, 2006, about 1300 eastern daylight time, an Extra Flugzeugbau GMBH 300, N168EX, was destroyed when it impacted terrain at Culpeper Regional Airport (CJR), Culpeper, Virginia. The certificated commercial pilot was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the airplane was not operating on a flight plan. The local air show flight was being conducted under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector who had been attending the show, the pilot had been performing aerobatic maneuvers for 6 to 7 minutes along runway 4/22 when the accident occurred. At the time of the accident, the pilot was performing multiple snap rolls on a 45-degree down line, and during the maneuver, the inspector heard the announcer state that the airplane was in "the fourth turn of a five-turn demonstration." The inspector also noted the altitude of the airplane in reference to the ground and shouted "NO", as he "did not believe the aircraft could make another turn and clear the ground." Another witness observed the airplane "descending rapidly straight towards the ground at a point approximately one-third of the way down runway 22." He estimated that it was "approximately 30-40 feet agl [above ground level] [when] the pilot attempted to pull out of the downward angle and regain level flight." A review of video footage revealed that the airplane completed two left-turning rolls at an approximately 45-degree descent angle, but during a third roll, the trajectory changed toward a vertical descent. Following that, three additional left rolls were also completed in an approximately vertical-descent trajectory. After recovering from the last roll, the airplane stabilized in an estimated 45-degree nose-down, 20-degree left-wing-down attitude. The airplane continued to descend, and as a distant tree line came into the camera's view, the airplane's nose began rising, to where it was nose-level when the airplane impacted the ground. The airplane then disappeared into a depressed area behind the runway.

Date of accident: 14-OCT-2006 | Extra 300L | N168EX | Pilot: Nancy Lynn | Culpeper, VA On October 14, 2006, about 1300 eastern daylight time, an Extra Flugzeugbau GMBH 300, N168EX, was destroyed when it impacted terrain at Culpeper Regional Airport (CJR), Culpeper, Virginia. The certificated commercial pilot was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the airplane was not operating on a flight plan. The local air show flight was being conducted under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector who had been attending the show, the pilot had been performing aerobatic maneuvers for 6 to 7 minutes along runway 4/22 when the accident occurred. At the time of the accident, the pilot was performing multiple snap rolls on a 45-degree down line, and during the maneuver, the inspector heard the announcer state that the airplane was in "the fourth turn of a five-turn demonstration." The inspector also noted the altitude of the airplane in reference to the ground and shouted "NO", as he "did not believe the aircraft could make another turn and clear the ground." Another witness observed the airplane "descending rapidly straight towards the ground at a point approximately one-third of the way down runway 22." He estimated that it was "approximately 30-40 feet agl [above ground level] [when] the pilot attempted to pull out of the downward angle and regain level flight." A review of video footage revealed that the airplane completed two left-turning rolls at an approximately 45-degree descent angle, but during a third roll, the trajectory changed toward a vertical descent. Following that, three additional left rolls were also completed in an approximately vertical-descent trajectory. After recovering from the last roll, the airplane stabilized in an estimated 45-degree nose-down, 20-degree left-wing-down attitude. The airplane continued to descend, and as a distant tree line came into the camera's view, the airplane's nose began rising, to where it was nose-level when the airplane impacted the ground. The airplane then disappeared into a depressed area behind the runway.
Image ID: 050917_066 | | Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II | | Date: 9/17/05 10:52 AM
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