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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135312
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic WACO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Waco CTO
Registration: N9577H
MSN: A-47
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Greenfield, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Greenfield, IN (GFD)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane made a forced landing in a soybean field after a loss of engine power. A post landing fire destroyed the airplane. The pilot stated the engine started to "sputter/cough" and lose power after approximately 4 minutes and 5 miles from the airport. The pilot reported that he tried to restart the engine by cycling through the magnetos, throttle, and mixture as well as check the fuel valve position. The pilot stated he was unsuccessful in restarting the engine. The pilot reported that subsequent to the landing the airplane became engulfed in flames. Examination of the airplane revealed no anomalies.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power during cruise and subsequent fire for undetermined reasons.




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 20:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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