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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134264
Last updated: 8 January 2021
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Date:29-APR-2002
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N6303W
C/n / msn: 18-20346
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Owasso, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Owasso, OK (OK16)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
After departure from a local airport the pilot flew around the area so his passenger could take aerial photographs of a baseball field. Subsequently, the engine lost power and he initiated a forced landing to a golf course. The airplane impacted uneven terrain and trees coming to rest upright and was consumed by a postimpact fire. According to a witness at the airport that the pilot departed from, the airplane was observed taking off with "cowl plugs" still installed on the airplane. An on scene inspection by an FAA inspector who responded to the accident site, located the engine cowl plugs prior to the green.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power as a result of the pilot's failure to remove the engine cowling plugs during the preflight inspection. A contributing factor was lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020501X00598&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 16:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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