Marc Zeitlin Posted September 22, 2005 Share Posted September 22, 2005 Folks: I was asked by Bob Tilley to be a member of an accident evaluation team for Rotor-EZ N2992 which crashed in May, fatally injuring the pilot. I have posted the accident evaluation at: http://www.cozybuilders.org/N2992_Accident_Eval/ The evaluation team consisted of Bob Tilley, Steve Wright, myself, and one other well respected member of the canard community who prefers to remain anonymous. This analysis is based on some first hand visual inspection, visual inspection of photographs of the crash site and wreckage, verbal reports of eyewitnesses, and a small amount of testing of crash aircraft hardware and equivalent hardware. Although this report was written by Marc J. Zeitlin, it is the forensic engineering judgement of the whole team, and this analysis and the resulting conclusion is the consensus opinion of all four people on the investigation team. I believe that this analysis is far more detailed and accurate than anything the NTSB is likely to produce, given the lack of familiarity with the airplane type and canard concerns, and the small amount of time devoted to the investigation. This is clearly a generic "canard aircraft" issue, and the canard-aviator's mailing list is the venue which presents itself to the widest canardian audience. Although I have posted the announcement of the publication of this report to the COZY mailing list, the Canardzone Forum, and the Canard Aviation Forum as well, I do not want to carry on four conversations about the same thing. If other members of the investigation team would like to reply in other venues, that is certainly their choice - in the interest of time and energy (mine), I will only follow discussions on the C-A list. Quote Marc J. ZeitlinBurnside Aerospacemarc_zeitlin@alum.mit.eduwww.cozybuilders.org copyright © 2023 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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