Date & Time: Aug 28, 2003 at 1700 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N394R
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Bishop-Dalhart
MSN:
599
YOM:
1966
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
33000
Captain / Total hours on type:
10004
Aircraft flight hours:
15120
Circumstances:
At 12,500 feet, the pilot experienced clear air turbulence and decided to reduce the throttle to idle to initiate a descent. The aircraft suddenly pitched nose down in a near vertical attitude. The pilot then accidentally placed the throttle into a reverse pitch rate, and was unable to bring the power back up. So he jumped out with its parachute and the aircraft crashed. The pilot was uninjured.