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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166116
Last updated: 8 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20TN Acclaim
Owner/operator:Chaparral Equipment Leasing Llc
Registration: N563JK
C/n / msn: 31-0107
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:NW of Stinson Municipal Airport (KSSF), San Antonio, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:San Antonio, TX (SSF)
Destination airport:San Antonio, TX (SSF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he intended to practice takeoffs and landings, and he completed the first takeoff and landing without incident. While on the base leg of the landing pattern after the second takeoff, the pilot pushed the throttle forward, and the engine stopped producing power. He was unable to regain engine power, so he made a forced landing into a small clearing, which resulted in substantial damage and a serious injury. The postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. The fuel-injected engine was shipped to the manufacturer for further examination and an engine run, during which the engine demonstrated the ability to produce rated horsepower.

Probable Cause: The total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination and testing of the engine revealed no anomalies.


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Revision history:

11-May-2014 01:24 Geno Added
21-May-2014 00:36 Geno Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 14:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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