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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45561
Last updated: 25 May 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:15-MAY-2002
Time:17:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:William E. Nolan
Registration: N437BN
C/n / msn: 2503
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Jonesboro, AR -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Jonesboro, AR (69M)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The homebuilt single-engine airplane impacted terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power in cruise flight. Local authorities and the FAA inspector, who responded to the site, reported that physical evidence was consistent with a post-impact fire that erupted and destroyed the inboard left wing area and the front cockpit. The integrity of the fuel system was comprised. The fuel selector was found on the right tank. Approximately 1/2 ounce of fuel was found in the right fuel tank sump, and the left tank was full. The FAA inspector found no mechanical discrepancies that would have precluded operation of the airplane prior to impact. The toxicology results were positive for 0.084 (ug/ml, ug/g) Diphenhydramine [antihistamine] detected in the blood and non-quantified Diphenhydramine present in the urine.

Probable Cause: The loss of engine power for an undetermined reason.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020529X00751&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 16:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]