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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42387
Last updated: 22 September 2019
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Type:Carlson CRIQUET
Registration: N22CA
C/n / msn: CA6-601
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:East Palestine , OH -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:55OI
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The original engine did not produce maximum power, and the pilot returned it to the foreign manufacturer for repair. While repairing the engine, the manufacturer loaned another engine to the pilot. The airplane performed better with the second engine, and the pilot did not have any problems. The original engine was returned, and the pilot reinstalled it in the airplane. The engine was returned with no paperwork, and the pilot did not know what repairs were completed. The pilot started the engine and performed a run-up. He then shut down the engine and told a witness it was producing 50-100 rpm less than maximum power. The pilot made adjustments to the carburetor, and started the engine again. He performed a 20 minute run-up, and departed Runway 29, a 3,000 foot long runway. Witnesses stated that the airplane usually used about half of the runway for takeoff. The airplane used two-thirds to three-fourths the runway during the accident flight, and struck trees at the end of the runway. The accident flight was the first flight after the pilot reinstalled the engine. The engine was consumed by fire, and unable to be thoroughly examined.
Probable Cause: The failure of the powerplant to produce adequate power for undetermined reasons, and the pilot's continued operation of the airplane with known deficiencies.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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