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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141815
Last updated: 9 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23
Owner/operator:Lake Area Technical Institute
Registration: N6717K
C/n / msn: M-2266
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Watertown Regional Airport - KATY, Watertown, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Watertown, SD (KATY)
Destination airport:Watertown, SD (KATY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that there were no anomalies with the engine operation during a before-takeoff engine check or when he applied power for takeoff. He stated that shortly after liftoff, about 50 to 100 feet above the runway, the engine suddenly lost power. He immediately performed a landing on the remaining runway. The airplane touched down hard and then bounced several times before the nose and right main landing gear collapsed. The accident engine demonstrated the ability to produce rated horsepower during a postaccident operational test run. A postaccident examination failed to reveal any anomalies that would have prevented normal engine operation. Additionally, there was no significant risk of carburetor ice accumulation at any engine power setting.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power during initial climb for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

10-Jan-2012 19:47 Geno Added
24-Feb-2012 11:36 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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