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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45157
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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Date:10-JUL-2003
Time:13:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic H111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA 2.111 (Heinkel He 111)
Owner/operator:American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum
Registration: N72615
MSN: T8-B-124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:2 mi SE of Cheyenne AP, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Midland, TX (MAF)
Destination airport:Missoula, MT (MSO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane was en route to an air show and was making a refueling stop. The tower controller cleared the pilot to land. The airplane was observed on a 3-mile straight-in final approach when it began a left turn. The controller asked the pilot what his intentions were. The pilot replied, "We just lost our left engine." The pilot then reported that he wasn't going to make it to the airport. Witnesses observed the airplane flying "low to the ground and under-speed for [a] good 4 minutes." The right propeller was turning, but the left propeller was not turning. There was no fire or smoke coming from the left engine. The pilot was "obviously trying to pull up." The airplane "dipped hard left," then struck the ground left wing first. It slid through a chain link fence, struck a parked automobile, and collided with a school bus wash barn. The ensuing fire destroyed the airplane, parked car, and wash barn. Disassembly and examination of both engines disclosed no anomalies that would have been causal or contributory to the accident. According to the Airplane Flight Manual, "Maximum power will probably be required to maintain flight with one engine inoperative. Maximum power at slow air speed may cause loss of directional control."
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for reasons undetermined, and the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. Contributing factors were the unsuitable terrain on which to make a forced landing, low airspeed, the fence, automobile, and the school bus wash barn.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20030714X01087&key=1

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
29-May-2010 01:12 angels one five Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
30-Nov-2015 18:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
12-Apr-2016 20:21 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]

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