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    Capella XS plans

    In response to a request from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the assistance of an ongoing accident investigation, we are asking that any EAA members with any of the following please contact EAA:

    • Plans, Schematics, or Building Instructions for the Capella XS kit-built aircraft


    If you can provide any of these items on loan, please contact Ben Page at 920-426-6839 or by email at bpage@eaa.org.

    Thanks!

    Sam

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    Interesting. This is apparently in response to a wing-failure case in Spain last month (CEN19WA289).

    On August 23, 2019, about 1905 hours universal coordinated time, an amateur-built Capella XS airplane, Spanish registration EC-YTA, impacted terrain after an inflight separation of a wing near San Juan del Puerto, Spain. The pilot was fatally injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged.

    The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil (CIAIAC). This report is for informational purposes and contains only information provided by the government of Spain.


    I've got six Capella accidents in my 1998-2017 database, three pilot miscontrol, and one each carb ice, fuel exhaustion, and fuel contamination.

    I seem to recall another structural failure accident in the ~mid-90s timeframe, but don't see it coming up on the online NTSB database. This one was also fatal, and IIRC, it was related to aerobatics.

    Ron Wanttaja

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    FWIW, I've found about fifteen currently registered in the US. Five are owned either by the original builder or the builder's family...they might be a good place to approach. The N-Numbers are:

    N3192
    N32359
    N41090
    N912FW
    N80559

    Ron Wanttaja

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    Thanks, Ron! I'll pass this information on to our museum curator.

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