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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223308
Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CH75 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenair CH 750
Registration: N61LR
MSN: 75-8464
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Manila, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Colt, AR (DRP)
Destination airport:Steele, MO (M12)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot stated that he flew the airplane earlier in the day with no engine anomalies noted. During the return flight at 2,000 ft above ground level, the cylinder head temperature (CHT) on one of the engine’s cylinders was higher than normal. He reduced engine power and the CHT decreased, then later increased again. He subsequently heard a loud “bang” from the engine, and the airplane and engine both shuddered. He reduced the throttle to idle and made a forced landing in a bean field. During the landing roll, the nose wheel collapsed in the mud and the airplane nosed over.
A postaccident exterior examination of the engine did not reveal any abnormalities. The airplane was not made available for examination during the course of the investigation; therefore, the reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined.

Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because the airplane was not available for examination.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Mar-2019 19:11 ASN Update Bot Added

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