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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42741
Last updated: 12 February 2020
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Date:26-NOV-1983
Time:12:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft V35B Bonanza
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9002Q
C/n / msn: D-9166
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Cairo, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT DOVE INTO THE GROUND NOSE FIRST FROM A 90 DEGREE BANK SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED BY WITNESSESTO TAKE OFF SLOWLY 'WITH ABOUT 1/2 POWER' BEING USED. THE CLIMB WAS SLOW AND AT 300-400 FT THE ACFT TURNED LEFT WITH THELANDING GEAR STILL DOWN. WITNESSES NEAR THE ACCIDENT SITE HEARD THE ENGINE SPUTTER. WHEN THE ENGINE SPUTTERED A 2ND TIMETHE ACFT TURNED LEFT WITH SOME LOSS OF ALTITUDE. WHILE IN THIS TURN 'THE WING DIPPED DOWN SUDDENLY' TO ABOUT A 90 DEGREEBANK ANGLE. THE ACFT DOVE TO THE GROUND AND EXPLODED. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FUEL SELECTOR NEAR THE RIGHT FUEL TANK POSITION. THE VALVE WAS OPEN ONLY PART WAY AND DURING TESTING THIS INTERFERED WITH FUEL FLOW AND AFFECTED THE ABILITY OF THE FUEL PUMP TO SUPPRESS VAPOR FORMATION. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X45010


Revision history:

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

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