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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174975
Last updated: 20 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft H35 Bonanza
Registration: N112F
C/n / msn: D-5200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tucson International Airport (KTUS), Tucson, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Destination airport:Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, after takeoff, the engine started to “sputter.” He adjusted the fuel mixture control lever but noticed no change in engine performance. He determined that insufficient runway was available to land, so he initiated a forced landing into desert terrain. During the landing roll, the airplane struck vegetation and sustained substantial damage.
Postaccident examination of the airplane, engine, and propeller revealed no evidence of preimpact mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation, and the reason for the partial loss of power could not be determined. Review of the airplane manufacturer’s climb performance chart revealed that, at the time of the accident, the weather and environmental conditions were within the airplane’s takeoff performance limitations.

Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power during initial takeoff climb for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination revealed no evidence of a mechanical anomaly that would have precluded normal operation. 


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Revision history:

30-Mar-2015 23:40 Geno Added
01-Apr-2015 16:18 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source]
02-Apr-2015 16:39 Geno Updated [Date, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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