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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68139
Last updated: 2 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee 180
Registration: N2482R
C/n / msn: 28-5632
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oroville Municipal Airport (KOVE), California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Oroville, CA (OVE)
Destination airport:Chester, CA (O05)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during initial climb he felt three "bumps" in the airframe. The pilot then initiated a left 180-degree turn towards the departure runway. He stated that the engine was running, but not producing power. As the descent continued, the engine began to "sputter" and lose power. Subsequently, the airplane struck two fences and landed hard. During the landing roll the airplane impacted a large ditch and came to rest upright, where a postcrash fire consumed the fuselage and right wing. Examination of the recovered airframe and engine revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

04-Sep-2009 22:31 slowkid Added
04-Sep-2009 23:45 RobertMB Updated
05-Sep-2009 04:38 RobertMB Updated
02-Jan-2010 22:05 slowkid Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 16:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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