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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40733
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:08-OCT-1983
Time:13:58
Type:Rutan VariEze
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N555EZ
C/n / msn: 1550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Pacifica, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Half Moon Bay, CA (HAF)
Destination airport:Seattle, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING FLT, THE ENG LOST POWER. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE PLT MAKE A FORCED LANDING ON A SHORELINE. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON BEACH SAND, THE MAIN GEAR SEPARATED, THEN THE FUSELAGE SKIPPED ALONG THE SAND/SURF FOR ABOUT 250 YDS. BEFORE STOPPING, IT IMPACTED A STORM DRAIN OUTFALL PIPE. AN EXAM OF THE ENG & WRECKAGE REVEALED NO REASON FOR THE POWER LOSS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44878


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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