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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 985
Last updated: 19 April 2019
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Date:03-JAN-2008
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic SIRA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam P2002 Sierra
Owner/operator:Chesapeake Sport Pilot LLC
Registration: N26WR
C/n / msn: 144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Bay Bridge Airport (W29), Stevensville, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Stevensville, MD (W29)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While on short final approach the pilot reduced engine power to idle and the engine lost power. A forced landing was made in a field short of the runway and the airplane incurred substantial damage. Examination of the engine by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, and a representative of the engine manufacturer revealed that the carburetor mixture and throttle stop were found to be out of adjustment. The Rotax maintenance manual requires checking of these adjustments during each 100-hour inspection.
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power due to the failure of company maintenance personnel to comply with engine manufacturers requirements for carburetor adjustment during the 100-hour inspection.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080115X00046&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jan-2008 03:13 JINX Added
04-Feb-2014 07:22 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 09:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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