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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43175
Last updated: 11 November 2019
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Date:30-JUL-1997
Time:17:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Owner/operator:Richard Curtis Albrecht
Registration: N7475Q
C/n / msn: 1DK028
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Brighton, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(45G)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane was observed to takeoff and reach approximately 150 agl when a power loss was heard. The airplane went into a left bank and then straight down. The airplane did about one and one half spins before impacting the terrain. Examination of the engine revealed both upper and lower spark plugs oil fouled. Closer examination revealed the exhaust valve stem seal had failed. Flight control continuity was established to all flight control surfaces with no anomalies noted. CAUSE: Loss of engine power due to a failed exhaust valve oil seal, and fouled spark plugs.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08345


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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