ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229079
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Narrative:While in cruise flight, the airplane’s engine lost total power. The pilot deployed the airframe parachute and the airplane descended under canopy to a marsh, resulting in substantial damage. Examination of the engine found that a fuel line from the fuel manifold to the No. 1 cylinder failed in fatigue near the manifold, resulting in the loss of engine power.
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Orange, TX -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Lake Charles Municipal Airport, LA (LCH/KLCH)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The failed fuel line was replaced postaccident and the engine was test run with no anomalies noted. Although the fuel manifold bracket was replaced twice in the approximate 2.5 years before the accident, the extent to which this may have been related to the failure of the fuel line was not determined.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power due to a fatigue failure of the fuel line from the fuel manifold to the No. 1 cylinder.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||2 years and 5 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
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