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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202125
Last updated: 24 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23-24 Musketeer Super III
Registration: N7965L
C/n / msn: MA-123
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yerington, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:O43
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot indicated that no malfunctions were noted during the pretakeoff engine run-up, and, on initial climb, between 100 and 200 feet above the ground, the engine 'bogged down.' The pilot stated that he tried to regain power by adjusting the throttle and mixture controls, but 'nothing happened.' Because engine power was not restored the pilot aborted the flight. Responding sheriff deputies observed evidence that the airplane struck the ground about 803 feet north of the runway's departure end, then impacted an irrigation ditch before coming to rest 97 feet north of the ditch. The airplane was subsequently examined by the FAA, and no evidence was found of any blockage in the fuel system screens or lines. The throttle and mixture controls were intact and functional. The magnetos operated normally. The engine was operated to a low power level, and no malfunctions were noted. The fuel tanks were found at least half full of fuel. Also, no anomalies were found with the fuel selector handle. A density altitude of 5,800 feet was computed.
Probable Cause: The partial loss of engine power due to the pilot's failure to properly lean the engine for the high density altitude takeoff.



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26-Nov-2017 12:40 ASN Update Bot Added

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