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September 08, 2023

NTSB Prelim: Glasair Glastar

Witness: Sound Continued Until “It Just Stopped,” And He Then Heard A “Slap” Sound

On August 4, 2023, about 1010 mountain daylight time, an experimental, amateur built Glastar airplane, N617G was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Idaho City, Idaho. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A witness, located about ½ mile from the Idaho City Airport (U98), Idaho City, reported that he was outside and heard an engine power up. The sound continued until “it just stopped,” and he then heard a “slap” sound.

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