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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75162
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-160 Apache E
Registration: N7SE
C/n / msn: 23-1127
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:about 1.2 nm NNW of Rochester International Airport, Rochester, Minnes -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Minneapolis, MN (FCM)
Destination airport:Minneapolis, MN (FCM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the night flight, the pilot reported a loss of engine power to air traffic controllers and requested assistance locating the nearest airport. About 18 nautical miles from the airport, the pilot stated to the controllers that the twin engine airplane's left engine had lost power and that he was attempting to maintain altitude. Later, the pilot stated that he was unsure if he would be able to make the airport. The airplane impacted trees and terrain about a mile from the runway. A postaccident examination of the airplane disclosed no anomalies that would explain the loss of engine power.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power and the pilot's subsequent loss of control for undetermined reasons.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

Revision history:

17-Jun-2010 10:07 gerard57 Added
17-Jun-2010 10:10 harro Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Jun-2010 02:43 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Nov-2016 16:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 17:57 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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