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080720_006.jpg - Date of accident: 17-AUG-2008 | Nieuport N.24BIS replica | N5246| Pilot: Vincent Nasta | Old Rhinebeck, NYThe accident flight was a two-airplane aerial demonstration of World War I vintage aircraft simulating a "dogfight," with the entire flight conducted at an altitude about 300 feet above ground level. While maneuvering with the other airplane, the accident airplane entered a "3 turn spin to the left" before it impacted trees and terrain. The wreckage was consumed in a post impact fire. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal evidence of any pre impact mechanical malfunctions or failures. The airline-transport-rated pilot had over 3,800 total hours of flight experience and had logged about 5 hours of flight experience in the accident airplane make and model.    The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane while maneuvering, resulting in an aerodynamic stall and spin.

Date of accident: 17-AUG-2008 | Nieuport N.24BIS replica | N5246| Pilot: Vincent Nasta | Old Rhinebeck, NY The accident flight was a two-airplane aerial demonstration of World War I vintage aircraft simulating a "dogfight," with the entire flight conducted at an altitude about 300 feet above ground level. While maneuvering with the other airplane, the accident airplane entered a "3 turn spin to the left" before it impacted trees and terrain. The wreckage was consumed in a post impact fire. Examination of the wreckage did not reveal evidence of any pre impact mechanical malfunctions or failures. The airline-transport-rated pilot had over 3,800 total hours of flight experience and had logged about 5 hours of flight experience in the accident airplane make and model. The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane while maneuvering, resulting in an aerodynamic stall and spin.
Image ID: 080720_006 | | Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III | | Date: 7/20/08 1:17 PM
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