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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171404
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic COUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Helio H-295 Super Courier
Owner/operator:Wright Air Service
Registration: N6465V
C/n / msn: 1417
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:East of Minto Al Wright Airport (51Z), Minto, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nenana, AK (PVT)
Destination airport:Fairbanks, AK (PAFA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that, just after takeoff, as the airplane climbed through about 35 ft above ground level, the engine began to gradually lose power. Unable to restore power, the pilot made a forced landing in an area of densely populated trees. During the forced landing, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.
A postaccident examination revealed no evidence of any preimpact mechanical anomalies with the airplane’s engine or systems. The engine was subsequently started and then operated while still mounted on the airplane’s airframe. No anomalies were observed during its operation, and the engine produced full factory-specified rpm.

Probable Cause: The partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the engine revealed no evidence of any preimpact mechanical anomalies.


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Revision history:

18-Nov-2014 01:58 Geno Added
18-Nov-2014 02:02 Geno Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 19:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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