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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37248
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Date:12-APR-1995
Time:11:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N233AB
C/n / msn: 1233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Davie, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lakeland, FL (LAL)
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY REPORTED SEEING THE AIRPLANE FLYING WESTERLY ABOUT 300 FT AGL, THEN BANK TO THE RIGHT AND DESCEND NOSE LOW IMPACTING THE HIGHWAY. THE AIRPLANE SLID ACROSS THE TWO EASTBOUND LANES OF THE HIGHWAY, CAME TO REST INVERTED ON THE GRASS MEDIAN, AND WAS DESTROYED BY POSTCRASH FIRE. EXAMINATION OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS AND ENGINE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE RIGHT WING FUEL TANK WAS RUPTURED AT THE INBOARD FORWARD SECTION. THE LEFT WING FUEL TANK WAS NOT RUPTURED, AND NO FUEL WAS NOTED. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND POSITIONED TO THE RIGHT FUEL TANK. FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS REVEALED ABOUT 20.7 GALS OF FUEL USED SINCE LAST REFUELING. EACH FUEL TANK HOLDS ABOUT 16 GALS OF FUEL. CAUSE: ENGINE FUEL STARVATION DUE TO THE PILOT'S FUEL MISMANAGEMENT. A LOSS OF CONTROL FOLLOWED AS THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY STALLED THE AIRPLANE WHILE MANEUVERING FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001207X03334


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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