Wirestrike Accident Quicksilver GT400 N415HC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192433
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Date:Sunday 1 January 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic qsgt model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Quicksilver GT400
Registration: N415HC
MSN: 1504
Year of manufacture:2006
Total airframe hrs:192 hours
Engine model:Rotax 503
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:New Braunfels, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Schertz, TX (TS67)
Destination airport:Schertz, TX (TS67)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The sport pilot reported that, about 15 minutes into the pleasure flight, the engine began “sputtering” and losing power. The pilot attempted to correct the problem by adjusting the throttle and applying the engine primer without success. The pilot then selected a field for a forced landing, during which the right main landing gear struck a power line. The airplane then flipped over and subsequently impacted a carport rooftop.
Examination of the engine revealed that one of the four spark plugs was loose in the cylinder, which led to a loss of compression and partial loss of engine power. The pilot’s safety recommendation stated, “closer inspection of checking spark plugs before flight.”

Probable Cause: The partial loss of engine power due to a loose spark plug. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's improper preflight inspection of the airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN17LA079
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=415HC



Revision history:

01-Jan-2017 20:12 harro Added
03-Jan-2017 20:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Source, Embed code]
19-Aug-2017 16:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Registration, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]

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