Loss of control Accident Socata TB 30 Epsilon N50TB, 01 Nov 2019
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230342
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Time:15:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic TB30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Socata TB 30 Epsilon
Owner/operator:Not My Monkeys LLC
Registration: N50TB
MSN: 50
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kalamazoo Battle Creek Int'l Airport (AZO), MI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, MI (AZO/AZO)
Destination airport:Battle Creek-WK Kellogg Regional Airport, MI (BTL/KBTL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that, during the takeoff roll, the engine noise and airplane acceleration were normal; however, as the airplane climbed through 300 to 400 ft above ground level, the engine began to lose power, and the airplane could not maintain altitude. The pilot said that as the airplane neared the ground, he attempted to reduce the descent rate by flaring as much as possible, but the airplane stalled and impacted the ground with a 'great deal of force' and slid to a stop, resulting in substantial damage to the left wing. Postaccident examination revealed no fuel in the fuel supply line leading to the engine for undetermined reasons. No other anomalies were noted during the examination, but a comprehensive engine exam was not performed, and the reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.

Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power for undetermined reasons, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall during the pilot's attempted forced landing at low altitude and impact with terrain.


FAA register: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=50TB

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Nov-2019 23:15 Geno Added
02-Nov-2019 01:04 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Nov-2019 03:20 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2019 08:08 Captain Adam Updated [Damage, Narrative]
31-Aug-2020 19:03 TB Updated [Location]
01-Jul-2022 16:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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