Accident Texas Sport Aircraft TX-11J N114DE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163024
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Date:Saturday 4 January 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Texas Sport Aircraft TX-11J
Registration: N114DE
MSN: TX1004
Year of manufacture:2008
Total airframe hrs:221 hours
Engine model:Jabiru 3300A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sea E of Santa Catalina Island, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chino Airport, CA (CNO/KCNO)
Destination airport:Catalina Island-Avalon Bay Airport, CA (AVX/KAVX)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that, about 30 minutes into the flight, he was over the water about 15 miles to the nearest land, when the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot made several attempts to restart the engine, each of which was unsuccessful; he subsequently initiated an emergency descent. The pilot circled a private vessel during the descent and ditched in the water nearby. He and his passenger exited the airplane before it sank and they were picked up by the vessel. The airplane was not recovered.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power during cruise flight for reasons that could not be determined because the airplane was not recovered.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR14CA087
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

05-Jan-2014 01:13 Geno Added
05-Jan-2014 03:22 Geno Updated [Date, Registration, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2014 00:25 Geno Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2023 00:20 Ron Averes Updated [[Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]]

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