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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60117
Last updated: 3 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox 4-1200 (Classic IV)
Registration: N92RG
C/n / msn: 1638
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sailboat Road, Camden County, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Edenton, NC (EDE)
Destination airport:Kill Devil Hill, NC (FFA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During cruise flight, the pilot noted an unusual amount of heat on his left leg, followed by engine surges. Despite attempts to adjust the throttle, the engine continued to lose power, and a forced landing was attempted on a dirt road. During the landing, the right wing struck trees and the airplane spun around to the right before coming to a stop. The pilot sustained broken ribs during the forced landing. An examination of the wreckage revealed the 90-degree exhaust pipe from the engine muffler separated in flight. The separation occurred at the weld joint on the muffler body. One of the air filter housings was heat-deformed. With the exhaust pipe missing, hot gases were allowed to impinge upon the carburetor and air filters. The missing exhaust pipe was not recovered.
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power due to an in-flight separation of the engine muffler exhaust pipe and resulting impingement of hot exhaust gases on the carburetor.



Revision history:

18-May-2009 05:49 Digitalis Added
18-May-2009 08:56 slowkid Updated
20-May-2009 13:30 slowkid Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 14:56 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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