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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131637
Last updated: 10 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Registration: N100RZ
C/n / msn: 100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ashland, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:NONE
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The home-built airplane, equipped with a 2 cycle non-certificated engine, departed on a test flight after installation of a new engine ignition part. The part was installed in an attempt to resolve a recurrence of engine power interruptions. The pilot reported the airplane climbed to approximately 100 feet above the trees at the departure end of the runway when it experienced a partial loss of engine power followed shortly by a complete loss of engine power. Maintenance records revealed a mechanic examined the airplane in the month prior to the accident to 'determine where loss of power is from.' After the work, a note was attached to the work order describing a loss of power during climb out, air bubbles in the fuel line, and the customer's need to investigate the fuel system further. The mechanic noted that the bubbles disappeared from the line when the booster pump was engaged. Examination of the wreckage revealed a chaffed fuel supply line to the engine driven pump. The engine started and ran in a test cell after the accident without interruption.
Probable Cause: was a loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 15:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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