Hard landing Accident Van's RV-8 N617MZ, Saturday 12 January 2008
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Date:Saturday 12 January 2008
Time:12:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-8
Registration: N617MZ
MSN: 81064
Total airframe hrs:279 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-360-A1B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Garrison, Minnesota -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Brainerd/Crow Wing County Airport, MN (BRD/KBRD)
Destination airport:WINSTED, MN (10D)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The experimental amateur-built airplane airplane lost engine power during cruise on a cross country flight. The accident airplane sustained substantial damage during a hard landing on impact with a frozen lake. Examination of the airplane wreckage revealed flight and engine control continuity. No pre-impact anomalies were detected.

Probable Cause: The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons during cruise and the misjudged flare resulting in a hard landing. Contributing to the accident was the frozen lake to which the pilot performed a forced landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI08LA067
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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