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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198665
Last updated: 5 December 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:02-JAN-2016
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-8A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N958RV
C/n / msn: 83139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Salem, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Salem, OR (SLE)
Destination airport:Salem, OR (SLE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The purpose of the flight was to break in the engine and to evaluate the systems and flight characteristics of the newly-constructed, experimental amateur-built airplane. During the flight, the private pilot observed an elevated cylinder head temperature, which he controlled with airspeed, altitude, fuel mixture and engine power settings. The pilot returned to the airport, and, in the traffic pattern, the engine began to run rough, followed by a total loss of power. The pilot subsequently landed in an open field about 150 feet short of the runway threshold. A postaccident examination of the fuel system and a test run of the engine revealed no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. The reason for the reported loss of engine power was not determined.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power for undetermined reasons, because postaccident examination of the engine and fuel system did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20160108X45723&key=1


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