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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166685
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA20-C1 Katana
Owner/operator:Kosair Inc
Registration: N206ND
C/n / msn: C0020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Vance Brand Municipal Airport (KLMO), Longmont, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Longmont, CO (KLMO)
Destination airport:Longmont, CO (KLMO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that the engine lost all power after the airplane took off and climbed to about 400 feet. He then made a forced landing to a field adjacent to the airport. The airplane struck the ground nose first and skidded about 150 feet before coming to a stop; the nose gear was sheared off. During a postaccident examination of the airplane, only a few drops of fuel were recovered from the wing and gascolator fuel drains; no fuel could be seen in either tank. The pilot noted that fuel had been leaking from the tanks for three days before the examination. However, even if minimal fuel had been present during the accident flight, more than a few drops should have drained out of the gascolator drain. Had the pilot done a thorough preflight inspection, he should have noted the lack of fuel in the tanks.

Probable Cause: A loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion. Contributing to the accident was the pilotís inadequate preflight inspection.


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Revision history:

02-Jun-2014 04:56 Geno Added
05-Jun-2014 17:58 Geno Updated [Time, Nature, Destination airport, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 15:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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