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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133312
Last updated: 21 December 2019
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Date:11-APR-1999
Time:14:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic VEZE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rutan VariEze
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N250GH
C/n / msn: 250GH
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Eufaula, AL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Covington, TN (M04)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While descending to land at the destination airport, the engine lost power. The pilot was able to maintain some engine power by moving the throttle in and out. While attempting a forced landing on a road, the flight encountered a truck and had to pull up. The right wing collided with power lines, the airplane crashed onto the road, slid off the road, and collided with trees. The pilot estimated there was 10 gallons of fuel remaining after the accident. Examination of the carburetor after the accident showed the inlet fuel screen was blocked about 50 percent with fiberglass debris, however there was no evidence of precrash mechanical failure or malfunction of the carburetor. The engine was operated to full power after the accident using the accident carburetor and with the carburetor fuel inlet screen blocked 50 percent. There was no evidence of failure or malfunction of the engine.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001205X00527&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 12:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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