Accident Cirrus SR22 GTS G3 N183V,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244372
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Date:Saturday 24 October 2020
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22 GTS G3
Owner/operator:Leatherneck Oilfield Service Inc
Registration: N183V
MSN: 3125
Year of manufacture:2008
Total airframe hrs:1754 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-550-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mitchell Ranch, about 25 miles NE of Lawton, Johnston County, OK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Odessa Schlemeyer Field, TX (KODO)
Destination airport:Atoka Municipal Airport, OK (KAQR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private pilot and three passengers departed on a personal flight in visual conditions. As the airplane approached its destination while at an altitude of about 900 ft above ground level, the pilot received cockpit indications of erratic high engine oil temperature. About 5 seconds after the indications began, the pilot moved the throttle to idle power and likely adjusted the fuel-air mixture.

About 3 seconds after moving the throttle to idle power, the pilot advanced the throttle to a cruise power setting, but the fuel flow and engine power did not increase. The pilot made additional throttle movements, but the fuel flow and engine power did not correspond to throttle movements most likely because the pilot had adjusted the fuel-air mixture toward a lean setting. Thus, the pilot's actions in response to the high engine oil indications led to the loss of engine power. Without engine power, the airplane's airspeed decreased to about 85 knots, and the pilot successfully deployed the airplane's parachute system.

Postaccident examination revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal engine power. The oil temperature connector and back shell were damaged, with the back shell disconnected from the oil temperature connector. The accident flight was the first after maintenance work during which a crush gasket adjacent to the damaged oil temperature connector was replaced. The oil temperature connector was most likely damaged during this maintenance and resulted in erratic indications of high engine oil temperature during the accident flight.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper adjustment of the engine mixture control, which resulted in a total loss of engine power. Contributing to the accident was a disconnected oil temperature connector, which was likely damaged during maintenance before the accident flight and provided erratic indications during the flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN21LA057
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report





Revision history:

25-Oct-2020 03:31 Captain Adam Added
25-Oct-2020 05:29 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
25-Oct-2020 05:50 RobertMB Updated [Location]
07-Jul-2022 19:09 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
07-Jul-2022 19:11 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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