Accident Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse N964CT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59548
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Date:Saturday 11 April 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse
Owner/operator:Wings of Eagles School of Flight
Registration: N964CT
MSN: C0114
Total airframe hrs:4104 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-240
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Tennessee -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Smyrna, TN (MQY)
Destination airport:Smyrna, TN (MQY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot was practicing stop-and-go landings on runway 36 under the supervision of his flight instructor. Shortly after the fourth takeoff, a reduction in engine power was observed with the throttle in the full open position. The instructor took control of the airplane and attempted a left hand turn to land on runway 18. The engine did not regain full power and a forced landing was made on airport property, short of runway 18. The airplane collided with a drainage ditch during the landing and was substantially damaged. Examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any evidence of a pre-existing mechanical malfunction or failure. During a post-accident test run, the engine started normally and produced rated horsepower with no hesitation or interruption in power.
Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for an undetermined reason.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA09LA239
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report





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Revision history:

14-Apr-2009 09:15 slowkid Added
26-Aug-2009 12:03 harro Updated
27-May-2010 09:13 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 18:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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