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N316RP accident description

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Crash location 39.727500°N, 94.276389°W
Nearest city Cameron, MO
39.740280°N, 94.241057°W
2.1 miles away
Tail number N316RP
Accident date 14 Apr 2005
Aircraft type Mitchell KR-2S
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On April 14, 2005 about 1715 central daylight time, an amateur-built Mitchell KR-2S, N316RP, piloted by a commercial pilot, was destroyed during an attempted go-around from runway 17 (4,000 feet by 75 feet, concrete), at the Cameron Memorial Airport, Cameron, Missouri. The homebuilt airplane was on it's maiden flight when the accident occurred. The 14 CFR Part 91 test flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The pilot received minor injuries. The local flight originated about 1645.

In a written report, the pilot stated that he executed a simulated approach to landing and the airplane was too high. He reported that at the first 1/3 of the runway, the engine stopped. He stated that he continued straight ahead. He stated that the airplane's wheels contacted the runway and the airplane bounced into the air. He reported that the airplane "did not respond to control input - nose down and stalled nose high, slipping off on left wing. Wingtip struck ground to the left of runway centerline and [the airplane] impacted ground destroying [the aircraft]."

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no discrepencies with regard to the flight control system. The airplane was powered by a converted Volkswagen engine and was fitted with a guillotine slide type carburetor.

The pilot reported having no experience in this make and model of airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The loss of engine power for an undetermined reason and the misjudged landing flare which resulted in the bounced landing. Additional causes were the improper recovery from the bounced landing and the inadvertent stall. A factor was the pilot's lack of experience in this type airplane.

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