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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21757
Last updated: 26 April 2018
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Type:Cessna 337G Skymaster
Owner/operator:Gary Grande Pre
Registration: N53661
C/n / msn: 33701763
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Taney County Airport, Point Lookout, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Point Lookout, MO
Destination airport:Lansing Mun Apt, IL (IGQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Heavy rains and thunderstorms were present over the airport the three days prior to the accident. The pilot identified water in the left fuel tank during preflight and sumped the tank until he no longer saw any water. During the takeoff, as the main wheels were lifting off, the forward engine quit. Unable to climb, the pilot aborted the takeoff and shutdown both engines, but was unable to stop the airplane before the airplane went off the end of the runway and down a steep, rocky embankment. Examination of the airplane revealed that the left wing spar was bent up and both wings rear attach points were broken. Water was found in the left fuel tank and forward engine fuel system. A broken seal was found around the recessed fuel fill port adapter plate and filler flange.
Probable Cause: A fuel flange seal leak and water in the fuel resulting in a loss of engine power during takeoff. Contributing to the accident was an inadequate preflight.



Revision history:

17-Jul-2008 10:25 Fusko Added
31-Jul-2008 23:11 Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 11:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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