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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214176
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A188B
Owner/operator:Lloyd Darter Aviation
Registration: N4996R
MSN: 18802483T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 miles north of Sedalia, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Marshall-Memorial Municipal Airport, MO (MHL/KMHL)
Destination airport:Marshall-Memorial Municipal Airport, MO (MHL/KMHL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial pilot was conducting an agricultural application flight. He stated that he felt a loss of engine power when he pulled up during a second pass over a field. He pushed the throttle and mixture controls forward, but the engine power did not increase. He dumped the payload and then located a landing area. The pilot flew the airplane at its best glide speed, and the airplane struck a tree short of the landing area. Subsequently, the airplane spun right. He pulled the control stick back and applied right rudder to maintain the airplane in an upright attitude before it impacted the ground and erupted into a postimpact fire.
Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the two propeller blades were relatively straight, consistent with a lack of torsion, indicating that the engine lost all power before impact. Postimpact fire destroyed the engine, engine accessories, and airframe, which precluded functional testing of any components. The reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined.

Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power during low-altitude maneuvering for reasons that could not be determined due to postimpact fire damage.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

07-Aug-2018 21:08 Geno Added
07-Aug-2018 21:37 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Narrative]
13-Feb-2019 07:55 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Dec-2019 14:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
22-Dec-2019 20:07 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Photo]

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