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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217255
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Date:08-AUG-1993
Time:21:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C177 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N34293
C/n / msn: 17701755
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Grand Prairie, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Olathe, KS (OJC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AT ABOUT 2,500 FT AGL A TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER OCCURRED.THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. DURING THE LANDING FLARE THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A ROAD SIGN AND A CONCRETE BARRICADE. EXAMINATION REVEALED EVIDENCE OF FUEL LEAKING FROM THE FUEL LINE GOING TO THE FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE. THE LINE WAS REPLACED, AND AN ENGINE TEST RUN WAS CONDUCTED WITH NO ANOMALIES. FURTHER EXAMINATION OF THE FUEL LINE REVEALED THAT IT HAD BEEN MISIDENTIFIED. THE CESSNA DATA TAG INDICATED THAT THE FUEL LINE WAS MADE FROM AN AEROQUIP AE701 HOSE. HOWEVER, IT HAD BEEN MADE FROM A NITRILE RUBBER AEROQUIP 601 HOSE.

Probable Cause: LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO FUEL STARVATION AS A RESULT OF A LEAKING FUEL LINE. THE FUEL LINE WAS NOT THE CORRECT PART AS A RESULT OF A MISIDENTIFICATION BY CESSNA.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001211X13151&key=1

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-94-148 issued 11 August 1994 by NTSB to FAA

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


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