Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Wright, Wyoming 82716
Thursday, March 10, 1983 18:15 MST

| More
NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE ACFT SPUN INTO THE GROUND FROM LOW ALT WHILE HUNTING FOXES. THE ACFT HAD PREVIOUSLY LANDED IN A WHEAT FIELD AND THE OCCUPANTS TALKED WITH A FRIEND ABOUT SEEING FOXES NEARBY. THEY WERE GOING TO FLY AROUND SOME MORE AND HAVE A LOOK. A SHORT TIME LATER THE ACFT TOOK OFF AND WENT NW. A WITNESS SAID THEY WENT ABOUT A HALF MILE NORTH, MADE A CIRCLE 360 DEGREES GOING TO THE LEFT. THEY STARTED TO MAKE ANOTHER WHEN THE ACFT SPUN AND CAME DOWN.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date3/10/1983 
Event Day of the WeekThursday 
Time of Event1815 
Event Time ZoneMountain Standard Time 
Event CityWRIGHT  
Event StateWYOMING 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site82716  
Event Date Year1983 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1845 Mountain Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)180 
Weather Observation Facility IDGCC  
Elevation of weather observation facility5200 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)50 
Time Zone of the weather observationMST 
Lighting ConditionsDusk 
Lowest Ceiling Height15000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height8000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsThin Broken 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingOvercast 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 20 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)180 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryFatal 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1479 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information21773 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN7527E 
NTSB NumberDEN83FA077  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCHAMPION  
Aircraft Model7EC  
Aircraft Series Identifier7EC  
Aircraft Serial Number7FC-239  
Certified Max Gross Weight1450 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionFeb 22 1983 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours1701 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameRAY BELL  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressSAVAGETON ROUTE, BOX 135A  
Aircraft Owner CityGILLETTE  
Aircraft Owner StateWY 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1745 
Departure Time ZoneMST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightManeuvering 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--