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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17678
Last updated: 12 January 2021
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Date:09-APR-2008
Time:13:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft G36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Hawker Beechcraft Corp
Registration: N984W
C/n / msn: E-3849
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near El Dorado, Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Wichita, KS (BEC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While climbing through 5,000 feet on the airplane's first post production test flight, a total loss of engine power was experienced. Following an unsuccessful engine restart attempt, the pilot elected to perform a forced landing on a nearby road. During the landing roll out the airplane's right wing sustained structural damage when it contacted a fence post. The airplane came to rest in an upright position and the pilot was able to exit the airplane unassisted. An examination of the engine revealed that a brass plug had fallen out of the fuel manifold valve, which resulted in the loss of engine power. The threads on the brass plug and in the fuel manifold valve were found unremarkable, suggesting that the brass plug was not sufficiently torqued at the time it was last installed. A determination as to the plug's last installation could not be established.
Probable Cause: The improper installation of the fuel manifold valve's brass plug. Contributing to the accident was the unsuitable landing area for the forced landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080502X00583&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-May-2008 23:33 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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