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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45836
Last updated: 19 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: N149
C/n / msn: CHMJR-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hammond, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Hammond, LA
Destination airport:Hammond, LA (HDC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot executed a forced landing to a pasture, located approximately 1/4 mile north of the runway, due to a loss of engine power. The pilot walked back to the airport office, inquired who the owner of the field was, and stated he "thought he had a fuel problem." Approximately 45 minutes later, a witness reported seeing the pilot pushing the airplane back to the south part of the pasture. The pilot proceeded to start the engine, and the airplane took off from the pasture. Shortly after takeoff, the airplane turned to the left and the engine lost power again. The airplane "wobbled", rolled inverted, and impacted trees and the ground. Examination of the accident site revealed that the cockpit, cabin area, and engine were consumed by fire. The reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control following a loss of engine power. A factor was the loss of engine power during takeoff initial climb for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
04-Jul-2016 04:15 junior sjc Updated [Operator, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
31-Jan-2017 09:11 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
10-Dec-2017 11:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]