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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231984
Last updated: 7 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GLAS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Glasair I RG
Registration: N118CV
MSN: 255
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mount Sterling Montgomery County Airport, KY (KIOB)
Destination airport:Mount Sterling Montgomery County Airport, KY (KIOB)
On January 6, 2020, at 1724 eastern standard time, an experimental amateur-built Glassair I RG,
N118CV, was destroyed during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power while
maneuvering in the traffic pattern.

Shortly after takeoff, the engine stopped producing power while the propeller continued to "windmill."
The pilot said he rotated the fuel selector from the "main tank" to the "header tank" position where he
left it, and that he turned the electric fuel boost pump on, but engine power was not restored. The pilot
maneuvered the airplane back toward IOB but struck trees and terrain before the airplane came to rest in
an abandoned highway rest-stop area.

After re-assembly on jacks, the engine ran smoothly when connected to a fuel source.



Revision history:

06-Jan-2020 23:44 Geno Added
07-Jan-2020 02:45 Geno Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2020 07:11 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2020 07:12 RobertMB Updated [Operator]
07-Jan-2020 20:00 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
09-Jun-2021 07:46 aaronwk Updated [Time, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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