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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58990
Last updated: 8 December 2020
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Date:19-MAR-2009
Time:11:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-6S Coyote II Super Six
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N312RW
C/n / msn: 11041619S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Cartersville Airport, Cartersville, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cartersville, GA (VPC)
Destination airport:Cartersville, GA (VPC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was departing in an experimental, amateur-built airplane, equipped with a non-certificated 65-horsepower engine. Shortly after takeoff, the airplane lost partial engine power, banked 90 degrees left, nosed down and collided with the ground while attempting to return to the runway. Examination of the engine ignition system found that it was equipped with two coil packs. Chafing was observed on two wires from the aft coil pack. If the chafed wire running to the ignition made contact with the adjacent ground wire, or the engine block, the aft cylinder would have stopped producing power, and the remaining cylinder would have had difficulty continuing normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed following a partial loss of engine power during initial climb, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to the accident was chafed wires in the ignition system.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090319X43411&key=1
FAA register: 2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=312RW


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2009 13:31 Digitalis Added
29-Nov-2009 04:07 RobertMB Updated
17-Feb-2016 19:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2016 19:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Feb-2016 19:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Damage]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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