Accident Cassutt IIIM N250P, Friday 7 May 1993
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Date:Friday 7 May 1993
Time:16:44 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CASS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cassutt IIIM
Owner/operator:James Proctor
Registration: N250P
MSN: 250P
Total airframe hrs:353 hours
Engine model:CONTINENTAL C85-12F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Corona, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
THE AIRPLANE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER ON TAKEOFF. THE PILOT EXECUTED A 180 DEGREE TURN AND LANDED ADJACENT TO THE DEPARTURE RUNWAY. THE ENGINE EXAMINATION DISCLOSED ONE MAGNETO WAS INOPERABLE. THE ENGINE VALVE SPRINGS WERE FROM A DIFFERENT MODEL ENGINE.

Probable Cause: the pilot improper maintenance modification and total failure of the magneto.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX93LA207
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB LAX93LA207

Revision history:

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

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