Shortly After Takeoff The Airplane’S Engine Stopped Producing Power

Location: Harker Heights, TX Accident Number: CEN20LA417
Date & Time: September 24, 2020, 11:05 Local Registration: N9045Z
Aircraft: Eipper QUICKSILVER Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On September 24, 2020, about 1105 central daylight time, an amateur-built Eipper Quicksilver MX II airplane, N9045Z, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Killeen, Texas.

The pilot and the pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The airplane reportedly departed from the Skylark Field Airport (ILE), when shortly after takeoff the airplane’s engine stopped producing power. Witnesses reported seeing the airplane maneuvering and descending without engine power. The airplane impacted the median of a divided highway and then struck a guard rail.