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N244RR accident description

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Crash location 34.401389°N, 118.423611°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Santa Clarita, CA
34.391664°N, 118.542586°W
6.8 miles away

Tail number N244RR
Accident date 18 Jul 2009
Aircraft type Weiss Lancair
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On July 18, 2009, about 1210 Pacific daylight time, an experimental Weiss Lancair, N244RR, impacted terrain near Santa Clarita, California. The pilot/owner operated the airplane as a personal flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The pilot and one passenger were killed; the airplane was destroyed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight that departed the Whiteman Airport (WHP), Los Angeles, California, at an undetermined time. No flight plan had been filed.

According to a witness, he saw the accident airplane about 2,000 feet, and reported hearing "throttle adjustments," the sound of an "engine surging." The airplane performed an "aerobatic maneuver," which he described as a "flip," followed by a loop, and then the airplane stalled. The witness reported that the airplane was losing altitude, and descended behind the tree line; he then heard the airplane impact the ground. He stated that the whole event lasted about 15 seconds.

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