Accident Cassutt III N7S, Monday 19 April 1993
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Date:Monday 19 April 1993
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CASS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cassutt III
Owner/operator:James B. Baldwin
Registration: N7S
MSN: 1
Total airframe hrs:617 hours
Engine model:CONTINENTAL O-200A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Napa, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sonoma, CA (0Q9)
Destination airport:(0Q9)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
ACCORDING TO THE PILOT AND WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT, THE AIRCRAFT HAD DEPARTED THE SONOMA SKYPARK AIRPORT ABOUT FIVE MINUTES PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE AIRCRAFT INCURRED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A ROAD WHEN THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN AN ADJACENT FIELD. AN FAA AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR EXAMINED THE AIRCRAFT AND ENGINE. HE REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT AND ENGINE APPEARED TO HAVE ADEQUATE FUEL AND OIL. THE ENGINE CRANKSHAFT WAS FREE TO TURN, WITH COMPRESSION AND ACCESSORY GEAR AND VALVE TRAIN CONTINUITY ESTABLISHED. NO ENGINE OR SYSTEM DISCREPANCIES WERE REPORTED BY THE INSPECTOR.

Probable Cause: THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX93LA178
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB LAX93LA178

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Apr-2024 14:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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