Citabria Accident - USA

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Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:16 am

If this was a landing accident then something must have gone seriously wrong to result in this much carnage

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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by frikie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:34 am

My guess would be the guy with the yellow hard hat removed the right wing so he could help someone out the plane.
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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:33 am

frikie wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:34 am
My guess would be the guy with the yellow hard hat removed the right wing so he could help someone out the plane.
Agree

All clean cuts...
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p.s Also says so in the article... :oops: :oops:
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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by Bugs » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:42 am

Also interesting to note that the propellor is missing
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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:50 am

There is a FB story where the ptop & spinner are shown in the debris field. The story confirmed the fire crew removed the wing to extricate the crew.
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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by Diesel-3 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:19 pm

One of the photos clearly shows the prop
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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:30 pm

This is the pic that caught my attention .. to make a furrow like that .. suggests quite a bit of force ..ie speed
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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:31 pm

Diesel-3 wrote:
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One of the photos clearly shows the prop
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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by BigglesSA » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:49 am

The prop condition suggest that the prop was not turning at all. Only slight damage to the one side? Maybe stretching the glide and ran out of airspeed just before the runway. I agree, one hell of a first contact mark that was left.

If I look at the direction of those marks, he could have come from over those tunnels. I also see in the photo that the plastic is gone from the tunnels in a section corresponding to the line from the aircraft through the contact marks over the tunnels. Could he have hit the tunnels first, ran out of speed and came in very hard? Take a line from the prop through the aircraft towards the tunnels in the back ground.
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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by jimdavis » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:22 am

This seems to be the 'he' you folks are talking about. :lol:

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Re: Citabria Accident - USA

Unread post by BigglesSA » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:52 pm

jimdavis wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:22 am
This seems to be the 'he' you folks are talking about. :lol:

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