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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135084
Last updated: 11 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R182 Skylane RG
Owner/operator:Southeaster Oklahoma State University
Registration: N7364T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mcalester, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tulsa, OK (KTUL)
Destination airport:Durant, OK (KDUA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
About 20 minutes after takeoff, the 431-hour flight instructor on an instructional flight, noticed that both fuel quantity indicators were reading lower than expected and the fuel pressure was indicating zero. The instructor responded by turning on the electric fuel pump switch to which no change was noted. Shortly after diverting for a precautionary landing to a nearby airport, the engine began to run rough. Upon touchdown on runway 19, flames came through the firewall and the flight instructor lost directional control of the airplane. The airplane veered off the edge of the 100-foot wide runway and while still rolling, the two occupants departed the burning airplane. The airplane was engulfed in flames a few seconds later. According to the FAA inspector, a fuel line which connects the auxiliary fuel pump to the engine driven fuel pump was found with a three quarter to one inch size hole through its metal braiding. The steel braided fuel line had signatures consistent with contact with an electrical wire.
Probable Cause: The in-flight fuel leak and fire as result of electrical arcing of a fuel line connecting the engine driven fuel pump and the electric fuel pump.




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
05-Dec-2017 09:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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