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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237666
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Date:04-JUL-2020
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic LNC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lancair 320
Owner/operator:Carson Business Systems Inc
Registration: N103MD
C/n / msn: 30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Hillview Park, San Jose, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:San Jose-Reid-Hillview Airport, CA (RHV/KRHV)
Destination airport:Hollister Municipal Airport, CA (CVH/KCVH)
Narrative:
Following a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff, the aircraft, an experimental Michael L Dehate built Lancair 320, force landed to turf terrain near the point of departure at Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County (RHV/KRHV), San Jose, California. The airplane sustained relative minor damage and the sole pilot onboard was not injured during the incident.

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LiveATC radio transmissions (KRHV1, July 4, 2200Z):

15:08:52 (N103MD): Reid Ground, Lancair 103MD, hangar row lima (with) mike, uh, right (preference) departure.
15:09:03 (Reid Ground): Lancair 103MD, Reid Ground, runway 31R, taxi via zulu.
15:09:07 (N103MD): (1R near) zulu, 3MD.

15:11:15 (N103MD): Reid Tower, Lancair 103MD is ready at 31R.
15:11:19 (Reid Tower): One zero ??? MD, Reid Tower, down right, cleared for takeoff.
15:11:23 (N103MD): Down right, cleared for takeoff

15:12:15 (N103MD): Lancair ??? mayday, mayday.

15:12:34 (N103MD): Lancair 103MD (turning to sierra after hotel) ((difficult to understand))
15:12:40 (Reid Tower): Uh Lancair 3MD, your transmissions are broken, barely readable.
15:12:45 (N103MD): Mayday, ???.
15:12:55 (N103MD): 3MD, engine’s out, on the ground.
15:13:02 (possibly other aircraft?): Is that, uh, engine’s out on the ground?
15:13:05 (N103MD): Lancair 3MD is (engine’s out/on the ground), (north of the ??? airport), at the corner of Alfred and Chabot.
15:13:16 (Reid Tower): ??? heard, uh, (landed) at the airport…
15:13:19 (other aircraft): Tower, you got a plane down over uh…at the end of the runway.
15:13:23 (Reid Tower): ???

Emergency services were requested at 15:15 for the crossroads of Alfred and Bernella (sic - Berona)

Sources:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/07/04/small-plane-makes-belly-landing-at-san-jose-park/
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/south-bay/small-plane-lands-in-hillview-park-in-san-jose/2320559/
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N103MD
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/NNum_results.aspx?NNumbertxt=103MD

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/92490_1573430446.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jul-2020 00:01 Geno Added
05-Jul-2020 03:52 Geno Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jul-2020 04:29 RobertMB Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jul-2020 17:42 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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