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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231630
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Quicksilver MX II Sprint
Registration: N211RR
MSN: 0631
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:South of Eugenio María de Hostos Airport (MAZ/TJMZ), Mayagüez -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Mayaguez
Destination airport:Mayaguez
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, while attempting to take a picture of himself, he accidentally moved the fuel shutoff switch to the “off” position, which resulted in a loss of all engine power. He ditched the airplane onto open water and was rescued by boaters. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wing and the structural tubing of the fuselage.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's inadvertent movement of the fuel shutoff switch to the “off” position while attempting to take a picture of himself, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation and a subsequent ditching in open water.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Dec-2019 15:22 Captain Adam Added
22-Dec-2019 15:23 Captain Adam Updated [Total fatalities, Plane category]
22-Dec-2019 15:23 Captain Adam Updated [Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
23-Dec-2019 00:09 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2020 16:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
23-Aug-2020 16:55 harro Updated [Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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