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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178200
Last updated: 18 July 2020
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:06-JUN-2004
Time:18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-9A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N369RV
C/n / msn: 90442
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Fort Scott, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fort Scott, KS (FSK)
Destination airport:Butler, MO (BUM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The experimental amateur-built airplane experienced a loss of engine power during cruise flight when fuel pressure decreased to a level below the normal operating range. The fuel pressure continued to be below normal after the airplane's secondary fuel pump automatically actuated. The pilot then executed a forced landing on a field where the airplane impacted a ditch and nosed over. Inspection of the airplane revealed that the airplane was fueled with automotive fuel. The pilot reported an ambient temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A post accident engine run did not duplicate a loss of engine power.
Probable Cause: The vapor lock of the airplane fuel system and the ditch encountered during the emergency landing..

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040624X00865&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2015 17:07 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]