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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138984
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Date:05-OCT-2011
Time:10:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N11280
C/n / msn: 15075294
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Punta Gorda/Charlotte County Airport - KPGD, Punta Gorda, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Winter Haven, FL (GIF)
Destination airport:Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot, the airplane experienced a partial loss of engine power on final approach, and he made a forced landing off airport property; the airplane collided with the airport perimeter fence. Examination of the fuel system revealed that it was contaminated with water and rust. Although the pilot stated that he had completed a preflight inspection and found water in the fuel, he likely did not adequately sump the fuel system to remove the contamination.
Probable Cause: The partial loss of engine power due to contamination of the fuel system that was not detected because of the pilotís inadequate preflight inspection.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20111006X95405&key=1
FAA register: [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.mysuncoast.com/content/news/7SouthNews/story/Small-plane-crashes-into-fence-near-Punta-Gorda/ZjLJat9q8UWhRGXVZGxZuA.cspx?rss=2537]
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/15622879/2011/10/05/pilot-ok-after-plane-crashes-at-punta-gorda-airport?redirected=true
http://www.news-press.com/article/20111005/NEWS0121/111005011/Small-engine-plane-crashes-Punta-Gorda-airport
https://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/events01/media/05_11280.txt
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N11280
http://www.airnav.com/airport/KPGD
https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20111006X95405&key=1

http://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/small/000/592/592393.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Oct-2011 15:39 Geno Added
06-Oct-2011 16:02 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2011 16:04 RobertMB Updated [Source]
17-Oct-2011 23:50 Geno Updated [Departure airport, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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