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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21804
Last updated: 25 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft V35B Bonanza
Registration: N9438Q
C/n / msn: D-9320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1/2-mile from Lancaster Airport, Lancaster, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Pittstown, NJ (N40)
Destination airport:Lancaster, PA (LNS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was on approach to land, when the airplane was approximately 3 miles from the airport, the pilot noticed it was above the desired glide path and reduced engine power. As the airplane started to descend below the glide path the pilot added power; however, the engine did not respond. The pilot executed a forced landing in a muddy corn field which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane's frame structure and engine firewall. Postaccident examination of the engine, which included a test run did not reveal any preimpact malfunctions. During the test run, the engine started normally on the first attempt and ran smooth at all tested speeds. The operation of the engine was as expected under all tested conditions, and did not exhibit any characteristics that would have prevented normal operation.
Probable Cause: A complete loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

23-Jul-2008 11:38 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 11:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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