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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174799
Last updated: 25 April 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:23-MAR-2015
Time:08:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N945RV
C/n / msn: 945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near Marathon, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Marathon, TX (6TE2)
Destination airport:Tyler, TX (KTYR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, during takeoff climb, the engine sputtered, followed by a total loss of power. The pilot executed a forced landing into a field, and the airplane impacted a fence and nosed over. A postaccident examination of the fuel system, engine, and cockpit controls revealed no evidence of any mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no evidence of any mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20150324X90606&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Mar-2015 21:42 Geno Added
24-Mar-2015 08:08 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
25-Mar-2015 07:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Mar-2015 05:52 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]