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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201829
Last updated: 7 May 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1999
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C24R Sierra 200
Owner/operator:Air Transport Corp.
Registration: N1857G
C/n / msn: MC-767
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Farmingdale, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FRG
Destination airport:
Narrative:
After departure, on a right downwind leg, the passenger noticed that the engine 'began to stall.' The engine lost all power and the pilot was unable to restart it. The pilot established a glide for Runway 32, but the aircraft impacted the ground in a cemetery, approximately 1,800 feet short of Runway 32. According to the pilot's written statement, '[the] engine quit due to ice and water in [the] fuel.' During the preflight, the passenger did not observe the pilot drain fuel from either of the fuel tanks or the main airplane sump drain. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector found that the main fuel bowl of the fuel strainer was contaminated with water, dirt, rust, paint, and sand.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight examination of the airplane, which resulted in a power loss due to fuel contamination.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001204X00101&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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