Accident Lancair IV-P N37MB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348209
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Date:Friday 17 November 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic LNC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lancair IV-P
Owner/operator:Maxess Inc
Registration: N37MB
MSN: LIV-362
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Perry, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bryan-Coulter Field, TX (CFD/KCFD)
Destination airport:Tampa North Aero Park, FL (X39)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On November 17, 2023, about 1708 eastern standard time, an experimental amateur-built Lancair IV-P, N37MB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Perry, Florida. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he was in cruise flight at 11,500 ft mean sea level (msl) with about 40 minutes of daylight remaining when he noted that a ceiling had developed below him. Accordingly, he decided to descend through a hole in the cloud layer and divert to Perry-Foley Airport (FPY), Perry, Florida. When the airplane levelled off under the cloud layer at 2,000 ft msl, he pushed in the throttle but “nothing happened.” He pulled the throttle fully out expecting the engine to slow, but again, the engine power remained unchanged. The pilot switched fuel tanks and enrichened the mixture; however, unable to restore power to the engine, he elected to execute a forced landing. He considered landing on a road but believed that he could not slow the airplane enough to make a safe landing, so he landed straight ahead into sapling pine trees.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that it came to rest inverted. The wings and fuselage were substantially damaged.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report





Revision history:

21-Nov-2023 18:34 Captain Adam Added
01-Dec-2023 17:11 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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