Aircraft Report for n57lr



Registration History for n57lr


N-Number Make Model Serial Location Description Time
N57LR NORTH AMERICAN/ROGERS B L P-51R 87-1002 RICHARDSON, TX Aircraft registered to ROGERS BILL L, airworthiness date 1997-05-15, serial number 87-1002. 2002-06-18

Accident History for n57lr



N-Number Make Model Location Description Time
N57LR AMTR P51R RENO, NV (.4)THE EMPENNAGE ASSEMBLY OF THE EXPERIMENTAL RACE PLANE SEPARATED AND THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED DURING THE FIRST LAP OF AN UNLIMITED CLASS HEAT RACE AT THE RENO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES. THE WRECKAGE WAS SPREAD OVER APPROXIMATELY A 0.5-MILE PATH. THE FIRST ITEM LOCATED IN THE WRECKAGE PATH WAS THE LOWER HALF-SPAN OF THE RUDDER CONTROL. APPROXIMATELY 1/8 MILE FURTHER ALONG THE DEBRIS PATH WAS A WRECKAGE FIELD ABOUT 500 FEET LONG CONTAINING THE REMAINDER OF THE EMPENNAGE (INCLUDING THE RUDDER TRIM TAB), EXCEPT THE RUDDER UPPER HALF-SPAN. THE RUDDER UPPER HALF-SPAN, INCLUDING THE MASS BALANCE, WAS LOCATED ABOUT 1,900 FEET TO THE RIGHT OF THE DEBRIS FIELD. WHEN LAID TOGETHER, THE RUDDER EXHIBITED A SHREDDED APPEARANCE THROUGH THE MIDSPAN FORWARD OF THE RUDDER TRIM TAB LOCATION. REVIEW OF A SPECTATOR VIDEO RECORDING TAKEN FROM THE REAR IN THE SECONDS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT SHOWED THAT, WHILE THE OTHER PARTS OF THE AIRCRAFT WERE VISIBLE, THE RUDDER AND VERTICAL STABILIZER WERE NOT VISIBLE. THE VIDEO TECHNICIAN OPINED THAT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE VERTICAL FIN AND RUDDER MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE RESULT OF 'VIDEO SMEARING' IF THE RUDDER WAS MOVING RAPIDLY AND THE VIDEO IMAGE RECORDER RAT E COULD NOT KEEP UP WITH IT. THE PRECIPITATING EVENT WAS NOT DETERMINED DURING EXTENSIVE RECONSTRUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE EMPENNAGE. (-23)AIRCRAFT WAS PARTICIPATING IN THE 1999 RENO AIR RACE. WHILE IN THE UNLIMITED GOLD HEAT 3A RACE FIRST LAP, AIRCRAFT DISENTIGRATED WHILE NEGOTIATING 1ST TURN BY PYLON 1. 1999-09-18
N57LR AMTR P51R EUGENE, OR (-23) INBOUND TO EUGENE AIRPORT, PILOT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY DUE TO OIL ON THE WINDSHIELD. AIRCRAFT LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. REPAIR FACILITY REPORTED THAT A PROP SEAL HAD FAILED, REPAIRS WERE ACCOMPLISHED BY GROUND SUPPORT CREW, AIRCRAFT CONTINUED FLIGHT TO RENO, NV. NO FURTHER ACTION IS PLANNED BECAUSE MR. LEVITZ WAS KILLED IN A CRASH IN RENO AND THIS AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED. 1999-09-13

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