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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43740
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MIMU model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Midget Mustang
Registration: N1085
C/n / msn: 403
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Covode, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Selinsgrove, PA (SEG)
Destination airport:Renton, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot had recently purchased the amateur-built airplane in Connecticut and was attempting to fly the airplane back to his home near Renton, Washington. The airplane departed from an airport in Pennsylvania, and two witnesses, who saw the airplane flying westbound, stated the engine did not sound normal. Shortly thereafter, they heard an explosion and saw smoke. The wreckage was located 2 days later, in an open field. A ground scar, and an approximately 50-foot-long debris path, lead to the main wreckage, which was consumed by fire, from the empennage forward. Examination of the airplane and engine did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions; however, the fire consumed and/or damaged several portions of the airplane. The airplane and engine had been operated for about 270 total hours. The intended cross-country flight was the airplane's first flight since its most recent condition inspection, which was about 5 weeks prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for undermined reasons.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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