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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134811
Last updated: 12 February 2020
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Registration: N330CJ
C/n / msn: 60524
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Palouse, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Palouse, WA
Destination airport:Lewiston, ID (LWS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that everything was normal for the start and taxi. During the takeoff roll from runway 22, the aircraft accelerated, however, when the aircraft rotated and lifted off, the engine lost partial power. The pilot continued to fly the aircraft, however, it would not climb or accelerate and was on the edge of a stall. The aircraft traveled toward rising terrain, eventually colliding with the ground about one mile from the airstrip. A post-crash fire consumed the wreckage. The Subaru EJ 2500, 210 hp engine was severely heat distressed during the post-crash fire. The engine was subsequently inspected and torn down. During the inspection, the propeller hub was disassembled and impact marks were noted. It was determined that the propeller appeared to be in high pitch at impact. The composite propeller blades were broken off. It was also noted that the hub electric motor was impact damaged and would not turn. Disassembly found one brush damaged. At the end of the inspection, there was no conclusive evidence to determine the cause of the loss of engine power.
Probable Cause: Loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. Rising terrain was a factor.



Revision history:

17-Jul-2016 06:55 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
22-Feb-2017 06:44 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
26-Feb-2017 08:10 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
06-Dec-2017 10:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]