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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201850
Last updated: 11 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23
Owner/operator:Executive Beechcraft Inc
Registration: N6014F
C/n / msn: M2107
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kansas City, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:MKC
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that while turning left, to base leg, the engine started to lose power and he immediately checked the throttle and mixture controls. The pilot reported that the throttle and mixture controls were in the 'Full' position. The pilot reported that the engine then began to accelerate and decelerate without throttle or mixture control inputs. The pilot stated, 'Again the engine sounded as if it would come back and then abruptly stopped.' In an interview with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspectors, the pilot reported that he switched fuel tanks and checked for carburetor icing on the downwind portion of his traffic pattern for Runway 01. An examination of the aircraft was conducted at the accident site. The fuel selector was found in the 'Off' position, the throttle and mixture were found in the 'Full' positions, carburetor heat was 'Cold', the magneto switch was on 'Both', boost pump was 'On', and the master switch was found in the 'Off' position. It was reported that crash/rescue selected the master switch from 'On' to the 'Off' position. No other flight controls or instruments were reported to be changed. Examination of the engine revealed no anomalies that would prevent operation of the engine. There was approximately eight gallons of Aviation grade 100 Low Lead fuel found in the right fuel tank. The left tank was compromised in the accident sequence. The engine was installed on a test stand and subjected to a functional test run. The engine was found to run without any anomalous behavior.
Probable Cause: the pilot's improper positioning of the fuel selector. Factors to the accident were the transmission wires, the building, and the flood levy wall.



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25-Nov-2017 21:06 ASN Update Bot Added

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