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Tail numberN63925
Accident dateMarch 16, 2007
Aircraft typeAero Vodochody Aero. Works L-39C
LocationTitusville, FL
Near 28.516667 N, -80.8 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On March 16, 2007, about 1443 eastern daylight time, an Aero Vodochody L-39C, N63925, registered to and operated by Best Jet Services LC, crashed while the pilot was performing aerobatic maneuvers at the TICO Warbird Airshow, Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The airline transport-rated pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, received fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed. The flight originated in Titusville, the same day, about 1430.

A witness stated that while the pilot of the accident airplane was performing his solo routine at the airshow, the airplane ascended and penetrated a scattered cloud layer at the top of a loop. The airplane then came back into view out of the loop, and continued to roll right while descending in a steep nose-low attitude, at a high speed. The witness further stated that during the loop the angle of descent became progressively shallow as the airplane neared the ground, as if the pilot was attempting to pull out of the dive at too low an altitude. The airplane impacted the terrain just north of the tree-line along runway 09-27, and was destroyed.

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