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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132655
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Date:15-MAR-1990
Time:22:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Butler Aerostar 601
Owner/operator:Top Flight Air Service
Registration: N7443S
C/n / msn: 61-0063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Butler, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:CRG
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:

PROBABLE CAUSE:INFLIGHT FAILURE OF THE LEFT ENGINE WHICH WAS CAUSED BY INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION BY COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL RESULTING IN HEAT DAMAGED MAGNETO LEADS AS A RESULT OF A MISSING EXHAUST FLANGE-TO-TURBOCHARGER SEAL. IN ADDITION, THE INFLIGHT POWER LOSS OF THE RIGHT ENGINE WAS CAUSED BY THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES IN THE AIRPLANE OPERATING HANDBOOK AND LAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE RESULTING IN FUEL STARVATION OF THE RIGHT ENGINE. DARKNESS WAS A RELATED FACTOR.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001212X22758


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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