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Tail numberN152AS
Accident dateJune 24, 2009
Aircraft typeSchendl Mustang II
LocationWest Union, OH
Near 38.851389 N, -83.566389 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On June 24, 2009, at 2025 eastern daylight time, an amateur-built experimental Schendl Mustang II, N152AS, piloted by a private pilot, was destroyed during a post-impact fire near the Alexander Salamon Airport (KAMT), West Union, Ohio. The personal flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 without a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot was fatally injured. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The accident airplane was built by the pilot and received its special airworthiness certificate on April 5, 2009. According to witness accounts, the airplane had completed two flight-legs since receiving its certification. On the day of the accident, the pilot was observed working on the aircraft engine and completing several taxi tests before departing on the accident flight. Several witnesses reported seeing the airplane on initial climb from runway 05 (3,762 feet by 65 feet, asphalt) when the engine began running rough. The airplane was observed turning back toward the airport before entering a nose-down, spiraling descent until impact with terrain.

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