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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190429
Last updated: 10 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23 Sundowner
Registration: N9704L
C/n / msn: M-1362
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South of Taylor Municipal Airport (T74), Taylor, TX -
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ingleside, TX (TFP)
Destination airport:Taylor, TX (T74)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a personal cross-country flight, the airplane's engine lost power when the airplane was 1/2 mile from the destination airport. The airline transport pilot performed a forced landing, during which the airplane struck trees and severed both wings. The fuselage impacted the ground, and the airplane caught fire. Although many of the engine accessories were damaged or destroyed by the postcrash fire, a postaccident examination of the engine revealed considerable debris in the fuel strainer screen, and the fuel strainer bowl was extensively corroded. Thus, it is likely that the debris in the fuel strainer stopped adequate flow of fuel to the engine, resulting in a loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.

Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation as a result of debris obstructing the fuel strainer screen and corrosion of the fuel strainer bowl.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Oct-2016 19:36 Geno Added
01-Oct-2016 22:18 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2019 14:32 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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