Accident Quicksilver Sport 2S N781PJ, 29 Jul 2009
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 286748
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Time:07:30 LT
Type:Quicksilver Sport 2S
Registration: N781PJ
MSN: 0087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Geneva, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Geneva, FL (FD92)
Destination airport:Geneva, FL (FD92)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated he performed a routine pre-flight inspection and engine start, followed by a normal pre-takeoff checklist, including a magneto check. The takeoff and initial climb were uneventful; however, approximately 250 feet above ground level, the 'engine quit abruptly; there was no sputtering.” The pilot maintained control and the airplane subsequently landed in high grass, which resulted in substantial damage to the airframe. He reported about 165 hours of total flight experience, which included about 93 hours in make and model. Postaccident examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector and a mechanic revealed an air bubble in the oil line and a scored piston, indicating that a lack of lubricating oil caused the piston to seize during operation. Prior to the accident flight, the pilot reported that he removed the oil filter, inspected it for contaminants, and reinstalled the same filter. According to the pilot, the engine was new in 2004 and had approximately 299 hours time in service.

Probable Cause: Oil starvation due to air in the engine oil supply line, which resulted in engine seizure during initial climb.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

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