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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145806
Last updated: 21 June 2018
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Type:Jackson Top Dog
Registration: N214AB
C/n / msn: TD-056
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hesperia, 10 miles SW of Apple Valley, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Apple Valley, CA
Destination airport:Apple Valley, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that during the initial climb after takeoff, the engine stopped producing power. During his attempt to turn toward a nearby road for an emergency landing, the airplane descended rapidly into the terrain. In addition to a number of minor anomalies associated with the engine, the postaccident examination revealed three anomalies (cracked carburetor sockets, an incorrectly installed fuel pump, and an incorrectly calibrated high altitude corrector) that had the potential to contribute to a loss of engine power. However, because none of the three noted anomalies would necessarily have led to the engine stoppage, the reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined.
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power during the initial climb for reasons that could not be determined because the anomalies revealed during the postaccident examination would not have necessarily precluded normal operation. Contributing to the accident was the inadequate maintenance, which failed to detect existing anomalies in engine-related systems.


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Revision history:

23-May-2012 13:27 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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