Accident Hartline GLASTAR N897G,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 299119
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Date:Thursday 13 April 2000
Time:15:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hartline GLASTAR
Owner/operator:John Bon Hartline
Registration: N897G
MSN: 8-5245
Engine model:NSI EJ25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:WOODSTOCK, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:SYLACAUGA , AL (KSCD)
Destination airport:PADUCAH , KY (KPAH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
About 30 minutes after refueling, and at a cruise altitude of about 2,000 feet, the engine failed. The pilot attempted to restart the engine during the forced landing. The engine failed to restart; the airplane glided short of intended off-airport landing area, and struck the top of a tree. After striking the tree the airplane went nose first into a marshy area. The engine was equipped with a dual electronic ignition, controlled by a computer in conjunction with a computer driven fuel compensation unit. The electronic equipment was damaged beyond testing capability. The factory representative for the engine company stated, '...that he believed the malfunction was the result of one or more computers.' Due to impact damage to the electronic components, the cause of the engine failure was not determined.

Probable Cause: a total engine failure for undetermined reason, resulting in a forced landing and subsequent impact with a tree.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA00LA132
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report



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