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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163024
Last updated: 22 July 2019
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Date:04-JAN-2014
Time:12:52
Type:Texas Sport Cub TX11J
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N114DE
C/n / msn: TX1004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:NE of Catalina Airport (KAVX), Avalon, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Chino, CA (CNO)
Destination airport:Avalon, CA (AVX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot stated that, about 30 minutes into the flight, he was over the water about 15 miles to the nearest land, when the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot made several attempts to restart the engine, each of which was unsuccessful; he subsequently initiated an emergency descent. The pilot circled a private vessel during the descent and ditched in the water nearby. He and his passenger exited the airplane before it sank and they were picked up by the vessel. The airplane was not recovered.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power during cruise flight for reasons that could not be determined because the airplane was not recovered.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20140104X70540&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2014 01:13 Geno Added
05-Jan-2014 03:22 Geno Updated [Date, Registration, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2014 00:25 Geno Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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