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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30284
Last updated: 1 December 2019
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Date:08-JAN-2000
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUNT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hunter F Mk 51
Owner/operator:Jetech Leasing Inc
Registration: N72602
C/n / msn: G9-434
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Chino, California -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Mojave, CA (KMHV)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
During a visual approach, as the airplane was turned onto the base leg, the engine stagnated as the pilot attempted to add power. Unable to increase engine power, the pilot force landed in an open farm field. Just before touchdown, he ejected from the airplane. He was seriously injured when seat-man separation was not achieved. Maintenance records were not available for the engine. While the reason for the engine's failure to accelerate was not determined, an analysis of fuel from the airplane revealed there was significant particulate contamination in the fuel.
Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. A factor was the particulate contamination in the fuel.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20386&key=1
FAA register: 6. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=72602&x=-797&y=-453

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
06-Dec-2011 20:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Jun-2013 04:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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