ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45755
Last updated: 22 May 2013
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Narrative:The single engine airplane impacted terrain, 3 miles from the runway, while on final approach during hours of darkness. The pilot was executing a localizer instrument landing approach and the reported weather conditions at the airport were below minimums for the approach. The pilot, who died 25 days after the accident, told early responders "I lost my engine." A postcrash fire destroyed the cockpit area and inboard wings of the airplane and a large area of surrounding vegetation. Fueling records and a fuel consumption calculation showed that the airplane should have had sufficient fuel on board for about 3 hours more flying. The engine was peripherally involved in the fire and was subsequently run on an engine stand satisfactorily. CAUSE: The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.
|C/n / msn:|| 21062000|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Watsonville, CA -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Destination airport:||Watsonville, CA (WVI)|
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