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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132181
Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:23-NOV-1993
Time:14:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ted Smith Aerostar 601P
Owner/operator:32 Romeo Golf Inc.
Registration: N32RG
C/n / msn: 61P-0514-214
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 mi from Campeche Airport -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Champeche (14:30)
Destination airport:New Orleans, FL
Narrative:
On November 23, 1993 at 1435 central standard time, a Ted Smith Aerostar 601P, N32RG, was destroyed following a loss of engine power near Campeche, Mexico. The pilot/owner and three passengers received minor injuries. No flight plan was filed for this personal flight.

The pilot stated that soon after takeoff both engines began intermittently surging and cutting out resulting in a complete loss of engine power. The pilot further stated that he was convinced that the airplane was fueled with jet fuel rather than the required aviation fuel.
PROBABLE CAUSE:

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001211X13741&key=1
http://elbows-aviation-shots.co.uk/LTN(84-05)N32RG.JPG (photo)
El Informador 25 November 1993, p16A


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Feb-2012 08:58 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Jun-2018 17:17 TB Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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