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August 14, 2023

NTSB Prelim: A Van Nierop Risen 915 iS

Witness Watched It Remain “Low And Slow” Until He Observed A “Wing Drop” And The Airplane Enter A “Flat Spin”

  On July 28, 2023, about 1410 mountain daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Risen 915 iS, N2442, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Glendive, Montana. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A witness located at the airport reported that they observed the airplane depart runway 12, at the Dawson Community Airport (GDV), Glendive. The airplane appeared not to climb fast, however, the engine sounded like it was at full power.

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