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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147401
Last updated: 25 April 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft E55 Baron
Registration: N3644A
C/n / msn: TE-778
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:West Houston Airport - KIWS, Houston, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Houston, TX (IWS)
Destination airport:Houston, TX (IWS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot aborted the takeoff in the twin-engine airplane due to a rough running engine. The airplane exited the end of the runway and struck an embankment. Postaccident examination and testing of the airplane’s left engine revealed damage to the ignition harness and rough operation during a test run. Replacement of the worn harness resulted in normal operation during a second test run. Based on the available information, it is likely that the airplane's left engine experienced a partial loss of power due to the damaged ignition harness. The reason for the damaged ignition harness could not be determined.
Probable Cause: A damaged ignition harness, which resulted in a partial loss of engine power.


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Revision history:

03-Aug-2012 13:12 Geno Added
07-Aug-2012 09:48 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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