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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174068
Last updated: 15 November 2020
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Date:15-MAR-2004
Time:07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N789SA
C/n / msn: E3173
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Conroe, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Conroe, TX (CXO)
Destination airport:Wichita, KS
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The 2,500-hour pilot reported that the engine lost power during cruise flight while the airplane was in instrument meteorological conditions. As the airplane descended below the cloud layer, the pilot initiated a forced landing to a small field. An employee of a fixed base operator reported that he mistakenly refueled the airplane with 53-gallons of Jet-A fuel instead of 100 Low Lead fuel.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to the improper fuel type. Contributing factors were the improper aircraft servicing, lack of training by the fixed base operator, and the low cloud ceiling.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040319X00340&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Feb-2015 18:49 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Nov-2017 17:10 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]
07-Dec-2017 17:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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