Accident Glasair GlaStar N4350K,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131789
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Date:Wednesday 2 August 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasair GlaStar
Registration: N4350K
MSN: 5006
Total airframe hrs:106 hours
Engine model:LOM XM332B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Butte, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:BTM
Destination airport:Yakima, WA (YKM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Witnesses reported that they observed the airplane begin its takeoff roll on runway 33 from taxiway E. They stated that after becoming airborne, the airplane got about 50 to 60 feet in the air, then made a sharp right turn. The witnesses stated that the airplane '[took] a nosedive' or 'nosed into the ground' when it made this sharp right turn. The aircraft impacted the ground and came to rest just east of the intersection of runways 15/33 and 11/29. A post-crash fire ensued; however, the aircraft occupants were moved to safety by responding emergency personnel. The pilot reported to the NTSB that he had little recollection of the accident sequence. Investigators did not determine the reason for the sharp right turn and nose drop to ground impact observed by the witnesses. A report by the responding FAA inspector stated that the aircraft's engine was producing power at impact.
Probable Cause: A loss of aircraft control for undetermined reasons.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA00LA151
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 19:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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