Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN23LA014

Dallas, TX, USA

Aircraft #1



Factual Information

On October 15, 2022, about 1448 central daylight time, a Diamond Aircraft DA62, N84LT, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Dallas Executive Airport (RBD), Dallas, Texas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A review of air traffic control (ATC) flight track data revealed the airplane departed Winston Field Airport (SNK), Snyder, Texas, about 1332 and climbed to a cruise altitude of 11,500 ft mean sea level (msl). The pilot descended to fly a visual approach to Runway 13 at RBD, lowered the landing gear, and contacted the tower controller for landing clearance. During the controller’s response, the pilot reported hearing a “pop” and observed the avionics display screens lose power. A few seconds later, he observed both engines had lost power. The pilot executed a forced landing onto an urban road, during which the airplane struck a power line and road sign that resulted in substantial damage to the right wing. An initial review of the downloaded engine and flight data indicated the airplane lost electrical power to the avionics system and both engines nearly simultaneously, while at 2,000 ft msl and about 5 miles west of RBD. Initial examination of the airplane revealed incorrect wiring installation and blown inline fuses for the backup electronic control unit (ECU) power system for both engines. The main battery capacitance was tested and found to be low, near 70%. The airplane was retained for further examination.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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