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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138984
Last updated: 4 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Registration: N11280
C/n / msn: 15075294
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Punta Gorda/Charlotte County Airport - KPGD, Punta Gorda, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Winter Haven, FL (GIF)
Destination airport:Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
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.


FAA register: [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:] (photo)

Revision history:

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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