MIA95LA140
MIA95LA140

On May 28, 1995, about 1515 eastern daylight time, N18FL, a homebuilt, Moncrief-Zodiac 601 crashed short of the runway at Fernandina Beach Airport, Fernandina Beach, Florida, while on a local 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the private rated pilot reported no injuries. The flight had originated from the same airport about 30 minutes earlier.

The pilot stated that while on approach for runway 05 the propeller separated from the airplane and he landed short of the runway. Examination of the propeller retention bolts revealed that the fracture surfaces exhibited signatures of failure consistent with fatigue due to inadequate torque.

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