Accident Lancair IV-P N131DL, Wednesday 7 January 2009
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Date:Wednesday 7 January 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic LNC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lancair IV-P
Owner/operator:Floatron Inc
Registration: N131DL
MSN: LIV-131
Total airframe hrs:650 hours
Engine model:Continental TSIO-550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Iola, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Saint Louis, MO (1H0)
Destination airport:Iola, KS (K88)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While in the landing flare, the pilot observed an airplane on short final landing in the opposite direction. The pilot elected to abort the landing and applied full engine power. As the airplane began to climb, the engine experienced a complete loss of power. Following the pilot's unsuccessful attempt to restart the engine, the airplane experienced a hard landing in a grassy area north of the runway. The pilot was able to exit the airplane unassisted. Moments later the airplane was engulfed in flames. Control continuity was established to all of the airplane's flight controls. The reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.
Probable Cause: The total loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN09LA124
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

04-Jul-2012 00:54 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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