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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134227
Last updated: 30 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182P
Owner/operator:Blue Yonder Co.
Registration: N21042
MSN: 18261375
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bountiful, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Bountiful, UT (BTF)
Destination airport:Bountiful, UT (BTF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot and his pilot rated-passenger (who was also the airplane's mechanic) had conducted a test flight of the airplane to check on the operation of a newly installed exhaust gas temperature gauge. The pilot said he made a 45 degree entry to the downwind leg for runway 16. When the airplane was approximately 5000 feet msl (mean sea level), the engine "failed." The pilot turned towards the runway but did not have sufficient altitude to clear a fence on the airport's north boundary. The airplane struck the fence, skidded across a road and a ditch before coming to a halt against another fence. The pilot rated-passenger corroborated what the pilot said, but speculated that the power loss was due to a vapor lock. The engine was later examined and no discrepancies were noted that would have precluded the development of power.
Probable Cause: the loss of engine power for an undetermined reason. A contributing factor was inadequate clearance of an obstacle during the forced landing by the pilot.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 11:51 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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