ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 289165
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Narrative:The pilot departed in an experimental amateur-built airplane for a series of local test flights after a recent engine installation. During the first flight, the engine overheated and the pilot returned for a landing. The second flight was uneventful; however, during the third flight, the pilot noticed that the engine did not sound right, so he returned to the airport. The pilot and a mechanic inspected the engine and did not find any anomalies. When the pilot departed on the fourth flight, the engine lost partial power shortly after takeoff. The pilot turned back to the airport and, during the forced landing, the nose gear impacted a depression in the turf runway and the airplane nosed over. Examination of the airplane's engine did not reveal a reason for the loss of engine power.
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Leander, Texas -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Leander, TX (77T)|
|Destination airport:||Leander, TX (77T)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because examination of the engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||1 year and 9 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
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