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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73632
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic QIC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Quickie Q2
Owner/operator:Van Vleet Richard A
Registration: N142BP
MSN: 2609
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Boy Scout Camp Road, Los Padres National Forest, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Mojave, CA (KMHV)
Destination airport:Oxnard, CA (KOXR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was cruising at 8,200 feet mean sea level in his experimental category airplane when he heard a sudden change of sound from the engine and noticed that his oil pressure dropped to zero. He executed an emergency landing on a paved county road. The landing gear wheels of the airplane were located on the tips of the lower wings, 16.4 feet apart. During the landing roll the right wing tip landing gear hit soft dirt and gravel, and the airplane spun to the right. Upon examination of the airplane the pilot stated that his engine oil level was full and there was no indication of an oil leak. He suspected that the oil pump failed on the experimental category engine.
Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power likely due to the failure of the oil pump.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Mar-2010 00:39 slowkid Added
28-Mar-2010 06:27 slowkid Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 15:56 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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