Accident Airdrome Aeroplanes Nieuport 28 N6165, Wednesday 31 May 2017
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Date:Wednesday 31 May 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic NI28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airdrome Aeroplanes Nieuport 28
Registration: N6165
MSN: 061112
Year of manufacture:2016
Engine model:Volkswagen 2130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jesse Viertel Mem'l (KVER), Boonville, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Boonville-Jesse Viertel Memorial Airport, MO (KVER)
Destination airport:Boonville-Jesse Viertel Memorial Airport, MO (KVER)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private pilot was attempting to take off on the experimental, amateur-built airplane's first flight. When the airplane was about 30-50 ft in the air, the engine experienced a partial loss of power and the pilot landed on the remaining runway. The airplane landed hard, the landing gear collapsed, and the airplane nosed over. Examination of the engine revealed several air leaks in the induction system, including the vacuum takeoff port cap on the carburetor and the rudder seal on the left induction manifold adapter. It is likely that the compromised induction system resulted in the partial loss of engine power.

Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power due to a compromised induction system.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN17LA206
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report


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Photo: FAA

Revision history:

01-Jun-2017 05:05 Geno Added
01-Jun-2017 09:06 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Plane category]
01-Jun-2017 17:03 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Nature, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
22-Mar-2019 19:09 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
24-Mar-2019 09:02 harro Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo]

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