NTSB: Loose Components May Have Led To Walton/CGS Hawk Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.20.15

Airborne 04.21.15

Airborne 04.22.15

Airborne 04.23.15

Airborne 04.24.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 04.20.15

Airborne 04.21.15

Airborne 04.22.15

Airborne 04.23.15

Airborne 04.24.15

Mon, Aug 14, 2006

NTSB: Loose Components May Have Led To Walton/CGS Hawk Accident

Locking Collar, Mods Under Investigation

It could have been a case of loose wiring that contributed to the homebuilt crash that killed Wal-Mart heir John Walton last year.

The NTSB's factual report, available at the FMI link below, also identifies a series of modifications to the CGS Hawk Arrow that may have also contributed to the June 27, 2005 mishap in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.

The manufacturer says it could have been a loose control collar or the vast modifications Walton made to the aircraft after a hard landing months earlier in Nebraska that contributed to the fatal crash.

The NTSB reports the aircraft's fabric cockpit enclosure panels had been removed prior to the accident, including a section of fabric between the wings.

"We never tested a Hawk Arrow in the configuration he was flying it," the manufacturer said. He added an improperly installed locking collar may mean Walton "...could have been pulling full back on the stick, but all it did was take up some slack. There may have been no response at the other end, no movement of the elevators."

The investigation continues.

FMI: Read The Complete NTSB Factual Report

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 04.24.15: DA62 Cert, Flt Design's C4, Sporty Transitions, 1st Flt Fight

Also: Legend Cub, Piper Orders, Postal UAVs?, IMC Club 'Brown Jacket Award', X-47B Refueling The Diamond DA62 has received its EASA Type certificate. After a sunny and warm day Wed>[...]

Airborne 04.23.15: Able Flight, Diesel Archer, RutanRC!

Also: United Bars Security Expert, Airborne Advisors, NTSB Video, Avidyne, Cessna, Airport Access Tempest Plus Marketing Group has announced support for Able Flight as a Platinum L>[...]

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present SnF2015 Special Event Coverage!

SnF2015 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products in>[...]

Amazing Amphib! Lakeland 2015 Sponsor Progressive Aerodyne Goes EVERYWHERE

Progressive Aerodyne Does it All -- Land, Sea and Sky! Explore 'no limits' living in the newly FAA certified Searey Elite Amphibious Light Sport Airplane. This distinctive aircraft>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.26.15)

Aerospace Web Aerospaceweb.org is a non-profit site operated by engineers and scientists in the aerospace field. The goal of this site is to provide educational information on a va>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC