Accident Taft, Malcolm J Sr GLASTAR N238W,
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Date:Monday 6 June 2011
Time:09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Taft, Malcolm J Sr GLASTAR
Registration: N238W
MSN: 05110
Total airframe hrs:2 hours
Engine model:SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Canon City, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Canon City, CO (1V6)
Destination airport:Canon City, CO (1V6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot said the flight was made to test a new cooling modification on the engine. The engine soon began overheating and seized when the airplane was on the base leg of the traffic pattern, forcing the pilot to land short of the runway in loose dirt. The impact crushed the outboard portion of the left wing and buckled the upper skin of the right wing.

Probable Cause: A loss of engine power due to an overheated engine as a result of a malfunction of the modified engine cooling system, necessitating a forced landing on unsuitable terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN11CA410
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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05-Oct-2022 11:39 ASN Update Bot Added

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