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Thread: [IAC-L:1020] Re: Acro/airshow pilot Jim Kincai ...
Message: [IAC-L:1020] Re: Acro/airshow pilot Jim Kincaid killed Sat. (fwd)
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From: Herman Dierks <dierks at austin.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 20:54:07 UTC
Good point on the Density Altitude. I was at work all day (inside AC) so I forgot about the heat. I know it was still quite hot and muggy late last nite. I got a call from Allison Parker (our new IAC Secretary). She said Jim was her hanger mate. Jim had just moved to Ponca City OK a few months back. Allison said she posted a note on the net but I have not seen it. She said nobody offered to help Jim's wife at the air show. She rode to the hospital in the ambulance and after Jim died, finally a few air show spectators came to offer some assistance. None of the Confederate Airforce folks came to help her. With the air show going on and all it was probably a zoo. Jim's wife flew back to Ponca City last nite. Herman > From iac-l at eracer.org Sun Sep 21 14:35:47 1997 > Message-Id: <18.104.22.168.19970921143015.0069b290 at texas.net> > Errors-To: owner-iac-l at eracer.org > Reply-To: iac-l at listproc.eracer.org > Originator: iac-l at listproc.eracer.org > Sender: iac-l at listproc.eracer.org > Precedence: bulk > From: Alex Galbraith <alex_g at texas.net> > To: Multiple recipients of list <iac-l at listproc.eracer.org> > Subject: [IAC-L:1019] Re: Acro/airshow pilot Jim Kincaid killed Sat. > X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0 -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas > X-Comment: International Aerobatic Club Discussion Forum > In-Reply-To: <199709211653.LAA22728 at dierks.austin.ibm.com> > Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 14:31:53 -0500 > > Two words can sum up the Unfortunate accident at the San Marcos, Texas > Airport..."Density Altitude." I was also flying Saturday, but in Austin > which is 30 miles north of San Marcos; I was one of the volunteer pilots > participating in "Challenge Air" program for disabled youth, and was > experiencing the text book effects of density altitude in a C172, loaded > very carefully. The OAT was around 98 degrees F with the relative humidity > very high, resulting in about 100 fpm climb for most of my flights > throughout the day. I agree with Herman, regarding the extra altitude...he > almost had it made from viewing the video of the crash. > At 11:53 AM 9/21/97 -0500, you wrote: > > FYI, it was reported on TV last nite and in the Austin American > > Statesman that Aerobatic pilot, instructor and Air Show > > pilot Jim Kincaid of Lake Ozark MO was killed on Saturday. > > He was flying in the Airshow at San Marcos Texas. > > The plane was a Pitts, appears to be a S2B. Painted black or > > very dark blue with Gold sunburst. Paper said he was > > 60 yrs old with 20,000 hrs and 4,000 hours of acro time. > > > > I saw the video on TV. It looked like he did a double snap roll > > on a horizontal line. The second snap recovered into a spin. > > I looked like he recovered on heading after about 1 turn. > > He was very low at this point but continued the pull out. > > He impacted in a flat attitude, did a small bounce an skidded > > 30 ft or so. It looked like he should have been able to survive > > so I don't know what happend to him. If he had had another 50 or > > 100 ft of altitude he would have flown out of it OK. > > The paper said he died at the hospital a few hours after the accident. > > > > Herman > >austin.ibm.com > > > > >