Accident Quicksilver Sport II N2812, 28 Jun 2013
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 289940
 
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Date:28-JUN-2013
Time:18:30 LT
Type:Quicksilver Sport II
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2812
MSN: 0001763
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Newbury Park, California -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Camarillo Airport, CA (KCMA)
Destination airport:Camarillo Airport, CA (KCMA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, during the test flight, the engine began to run roughly. When the engine power did not increase, he chose to make a forced landing, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane. A postaccident examination of the engine revealed that the exhaust system was in very poor condition, and previous weld repairs and several cracks were observed; maintenance records did not reveal when the weld repairs were made. Examination also revealed that the internal exhaust baffles were in very poor condition, and several broken baffles were observed, any of which could have shifted in flight. Therefore, the loss of engine power was likely caused by the blockage of the exhaust system by the broken engine baffles that had shifted from their original positions during the flight.

Probable Cause: The partial loss of engine power while maneuvering due to the blockage of the exhaust system by broken internal engine baffles that had shifted during the flight, which resulted in a forced landing and subsequent impact with terrain.

Sources:

NTSB WPR13LA318

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 Jul 2017 N2812 Private 1 Pacific Ocean off Point Mugu, Ventura County, CA UNK

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