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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34503
Last updated: 19 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Registration: N3112Y
C/n / msn: E-2410
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Salina, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Uknown, UN
Destination airport:Salina, KS (KSLN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot was on final approach in his single-engine airplane when the engine stopped producing power shortly after he switched fuel tanks. The pilot was unable to restart the engine and made a forced landing on a road near the airport. Examination of the airplane revealed structural damage to the firewall near the left engine mount. When baterry power was applied, the left fuel guage indicated it was empty and the right fuel tank was between 1/4- and 1/2-full. No mechanical deficiencie were noted with the airplane or engine.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to properly manage the available fuel supply, which resulted in fuel starvation and subsequent loss of engine power.



Revision history:

14-Oct-2009 06:54 Anon. Updated
03-Dec-2017 12:08 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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