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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43498
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Date:28-JUN-1994
Time:08:10
Type:Aeronca 11AC
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5512N
C/n / msn: 11AC-1725
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Wickenburg, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:AZ (43E)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A WITNESS HEARD THE AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF, FOLLOWED BY THE ENGINE CUTTING IN AND OUT (THREE OR FOUR TIMES) BEFORE QUITTING COMPLETELY. THE WITNESS LOST SIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT, BUT FOUND IT SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, NOSE DOWN ON THE GROUND, OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. NO MECHANICAL PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE WAS FOUND. THE PILOT'S WIDOW SAID THAT HE HAD BY-PASS SURGERY IN 1989 AND SUFFERED A STROKE IN 1993; HOWEVER, A PATHOLOGICAL EXAM INDICATED NO EVIDENCE THAT A RELATED EVENT HAD OCCURRED. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 6500 FEET. CAUSE: LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON, AND FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED, WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADVERTENT STALL AND COLLISION WITH THE GROUND.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01582


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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