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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65930
Last updated: 17 February 2020
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:23-JUN-2009
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N413RV
C/n / msn: 60117
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Cottonwood, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Cottonwood, AZ (P52)
Destination airport:Cottonwood, AZ (P52)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Witnesses reported hearing the accident airplane's engine sputter during the takeoff climb. The airplane's nose appeared to pitch down, level, then witnesses heard a high pitch revving sound emanating from the engine. The airplane rocked back-and-forth, the left wing dropped, and it entered a nose dive before impacting the ground. A postaccident inspection of the accident site revealed the airplane impacted the ground in a nose down attitude, with the propeller assembly separating from the crankshaft and becoming embedded in the hard desert dirt. An examination of the airplane and engine revealed no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The partial loss of engine power for undetermined reasons, and the pilot's failure to maintain an adequate airspeed, which resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090623X44616&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jun-2009 22:27 slowkid Added
24-Jun-2009 07:23 slowkid Updated
29-Mar-2010 09:30 DColclasure Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
15-Mar-2017 07:44 junior sjc Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2017 15:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]