Accident Cessna 172N Skyhawk N422BP, Sunday 25 January 2015
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Date:Sunday 25 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Barbers Point Flight School Llc
Registration: N422BP
MSN: 17268917
Year of manufacture:1977
Engine model:Lycoming O-320 SERIES
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pacific Ocean west of Oahu, HI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hanapepe, HI (PAK)
Destination airport:Kapolei, HI (JRF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that about 40 minutes into the over water flight between islands, he requested a descent to 3,400 feet, which was approved by air traffic control. The pilot reduced the engine power to 2,000 rpm; however, the engine rpm dropped to 1,500. Actions by the pilot to restore engine power were unsuccessful. Following a successful water landing, the occupants exited the airplane and were rescued by the United States Coast Guard about 30 minutes later. The airplane subsequently sank and was not recovered.
Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because the airplane was ditched and not recovered.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR15CA091
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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Revision history:

26-Jan-2015 07:42 Geno Added
26-Jan-2015 07:54 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2016 08:24 Anon. Updated [Nature, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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