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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58973
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Date:14-MAR-2009
Time:11:40
Type:Zenair STOL CH 801
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N130WM
C/n / msn: 84113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Fort Morgan, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fort Morgan, CO (FMM)
Destination airport:Erie, CO (EIK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Shortly after rotation and about 50 feet above the runway, the airplane's engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot pitched the airplane's nose over, but was unable to arrest the descent before impacting the runway. The airplane came to rest in a nose-down position and both occupants were able to exit unassisted. Following the airplane's recovery, the engine was started and operated from idle through 2,500 rpm with no observed problems. An examination of the fuel tank, the fuel filter, and the fuel lines failed to reveal any anomalies or obstructions which would have restricted the fuel flow. The reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined.
Probable Cause: The complete loss of engine power, as reported by the pilot, for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090316X52540&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2009 12:21 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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