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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223306
Last updated: 24 December 2019
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Type:Knapp Easy Raider
Registration: N6862K
C/n / msn: ER012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rochester, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Rochester, IN (RCR)
Destination airport:Rochester, IN (RCR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot, who was the builder of the experimental, amateur-built airplane, reported that the engine had recently been rebuilt and installed on the airplane. The engine had a “couple” of hours of ground run-up time, and the accident occurred on the first flight. The pilot was “crow-hopping” the airplane on the runway when he decided to take off. Upon reaching about 500 ft above the ground, the engine stopped responding to throttle control movements and the propeller continued to rotate. The pilot was unable to maintain altitude, and he landed the airplane in a factory parking lot, where it hit a steel handrail. A postaccident examination of the airplane and engine did not reveal any reason for the loss of engine response. A review of the weather conditions revealed that carburetor ice was unlikely at takeoff engine power settings.

Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Mar-2019 19:11 ASN Update Bot Added

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