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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202073
Last updated: 15 March 2020
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Date:13-MAR-1999
Time:10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic M200 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander 200D
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N49J
C/n / msn: 352
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Evanston, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:EVW
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was conducting a test flight after recent maintenance work had been performed on the engine. A thorough preflight was performed, and no water was found in the fuel. The pilot completed an extended run-up at all throttle positions, including a mock takeoff to a full stop. After an uneventful departure, the nose landing gear light failed to indicate that it was in the up and locked position. The pilot climbed to 10,000 feet and attempted to recycle the landing gear, but was unsuccessful. He over flew the airport to have a ground observer verify the landing gear's position. According to the pilot, 'about that time the engine quit without warning... The engine sputtered a second, then stopped again, with the electric fuel pump [on].' He performed an emergency gear-up landing on the runway. A postaccident engine examination was performed by an FAA inspector, including an inspection of the electrically-driven fuel pump that had recently been replaced. Fuel was present in each of the fuel injector nozzles and no engine discrepancies were observed.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001205X00311&key=1


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