August 1, 2007, Sylvan Grove, Kan., Lancair IV Experimental


At approximately 1615 Central time, the airplane was destroyed when it collided with terrain following a power loss. Visual conditions prevailed. The airline transport pilot was seriously injured.

FAA inspectors who examined the airplane at the accident site reported finding evidence of catastrophic engine failure due to oil starvation induced by an unsecured oil line to the wastegate actuator.


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