ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39809
Last updated: 24 November 2014
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Date:04-APR-1986
Time:0930
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-201
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N742JM
C/n / msn: 28R-7737123
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ocklawaha, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kissimmee, FL (ISM)
Destination airport:Ocklawaha, FL
Narrative:
THE PVT PLT REFUELED HIS ACFT THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FLT AND WAS OBSERVED TO DRAIN ONLY THE FIREWALL STRAINER. THE MORNING OF THE FLT HE DID NOT DRAIN ANY DRAINS. ABOUT HALF WAY TO HIS DESTINATION AN ENG PWR LOSS WAS EXPERIENCED, HE DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND LANDED AT AN INTERMEDIATE AIRFIELD. HE DID NOT SHUT DOWN THE ENG BUT RAN IT FOR APRX 15 TO 30 MINUTES AND HAD HIS WIFE EXIT TO ACFT AND CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY IN THE LEFT TANK ONLY. THE PLT THEN DEPARTED AND WAS NEXT OBSERVED FLYING OVER HIS DESTINATION airport AT ABOUT 300 FT AGL. WITNESSES THEN HEARD THE ENG RAPIDLY LOSE PWR AND THE ACFT CRASHED INTO TREES. ONLY 1 AND 1/2 GALLONS OF FUEL WERE FOUND AT THE ACCIDENT SITE AND THE ENG FUEL PUMP, FUEL CONTROL, FUEL CONTROL STRAINER AND FUEL INJECTOR DIVIDER BLOCK ALL HAD WATER IN THEM AND NO FUEL. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X33341


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