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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 30 novembre 1996
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic MS76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Morane Saulnier MS.760B Paris II
Compagnie:Robert E.J. Morris
Immatriculation: N2TE
Numéro de série: 5
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:3334
Moteurs: 2 Turbomeca Marboré VI
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:2,1 km (1.3 milles) NNE of Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport, CA (SNA) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport, CA (SNA/KSNA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport, CA (SNA/KSNA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Returned to the airport because the external boarding ladder was still attached to the aircraft. During a tight turn, it rolled inverted and crashed into an industrial building from approximately 500 feet agl. Possible B757 wake turbulence contributed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain an adequate airspeed margin while maneuvering in a steep banked turn to the landing runway, which resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin. Factors in the accident were: the pilot's inadequate preflight inspection of the aircraft in that he departed with the boarding ladder attached to the aircraft's exterior; the pilot's inadequate in-flight planning in that he flew a traffic pattern so close to the runway that it required excessive bank angles to align the aircraft with the landing runway; and the aircraft's probable encounter with the periphery of a weakened B-757 wake turbulence, which increased the wing's angle of attack beyond the stall point at a critical point during a steep banked turn. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: LAX97FA059
Download report: Summary report



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