Preliminary Accident Reports

June 1999 Issue

March 20, Kingman, Ariz. / Ercoupe 415E

At 09:23 MST, an Ercoupe 415E crashed on approach to the Kingman Airport. The pilot and passenger were killed. The flight originated from Lake Havasu City, Ariz., about 08:30 as part of the Arizona Ercoupe Groupís annual Wing Ding fly-in. The initial portion of the flight involved traveling to the Kingman Airport, where breakfast was to be served, and other activities related to the fly-in were planned. Within 10 minutes before and after the accident, other pilots in the group who also entered the Kingman traffic pattern reported moderate to extreme turbulence in the pattern. Several pilots also reported experiencing windshear while descending on the base and final approach legs. A witness r...

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