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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44518
Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Date:27-APR-2005
Time:09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-6ES Coyote II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N32050
C/n / msn: S6ES116
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Tombstone Municipal Airport, Tombstone, Arizona. -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Tombstone, AZ (P29)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The experimental airplane lost engine power during cruise flight and impacted open terrain. Witnesses reported hearing the engine "sputter" and lose power. The airplane turned towards the airport, then "went straight down" to impact with the ground. During the on scene portion of the investigation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors were unable to locate any evidence of fuel in the fuel tanks or on the ground surrounding the main wreckage. Both of the wing fuel tanks and the fuselage header tank were breached during the impact sequence. During disassembly of the carburetor, auto gas was found in the carburetor bowl. During the recovery of the aircraft 1/2 gallon of auto gas was recovered from the left fuel tank. An examination of the airframe and engine revealed no mechanical discrepancies. The airplane's logbooks revealed that the last annual inspection was conducted in June 2003. Neither of the pilots held an FAA issued pilot or medical certificate.
Probable Cause: loss of engine power for undetermined reasons and the flying pilot's failure to maintain an adequate airspeed that resulted in a stall and uncontrolled descent into terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20050503X00543&key=1
FAA register: 2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=32050


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
31-Aug-2016 01:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Dec-2017 08:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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