Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Camano Island, Washington 98292
Saturday, April 2, 1983 10:45 PST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED IN A FLAT LEFT HAND SPIN WHICH CONTINUED TO GROUND IMPACT. THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED THE SPIN FROM A VERTICAL MANEUVER AT ABOUT 2000 FEET AGL. THE PILOT HAD HELPED BUILD THIS AIRCRAFT. HE WAS CHARACTERIZED AS A CONSERVATIVE PILOT AND HAD RECEIVED NO TRAINING IN AEROBATICS OR SPINS. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT OF THE PILOT OR PASSENGER.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date4/2/1983 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1045 
Event Time ZonePacific Standard Time 
Event CityCAMANO ISLAND  
Event StateWASHINGTON 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site98292  
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 CompletenessNot pertinent 
Investigator's weather sourceWitness 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height20000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height3000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
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)13 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)180 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)10 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots) 15 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
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)103 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information20263 
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 NumberN94RB 
NTSB NumberSEA83FA072  
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 NameGLASAIR  
Aircraft ModelSH2  
Aircraft Series IdentifierSH2  
Aircraft Serial Number99  
Certified Max Gross Weight1500 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?Yes 
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 InspectionJul 2 1982 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection77 
Airframe Hours96 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameROJER H.HAMILTON  
Aircraft Owner Street Address9240 NE 37TH PLACE  
Aircraft Owner CityBELLEVUE  
Aircraft Owner StateWA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode98004  
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 certificateYes - certificate holder 
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 EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeS88  
Departure CityARLINGTON  
Departure StateWA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1015 
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightDescent 
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--