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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 54568
Last updated: 14 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C23 Sundowner
Registration: N2109W
C/n / msn: M-1432
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Linden, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Linden Airport, NJ (LDJ)
Destination airport:Williamsburg, VA (JGG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that on climbout, at approximately 300 feet above ground level, he noticed that the engine was producing only 1,700 to 1,800 rpm. At that point, he repositioned the fuel selector from the left to right tank, and then and looked for a place to land. The airplane subsequently entered an aerodynamic stall and crashed into a tree. A postcrash fire consumed a significant portion of the wreckage. Examination of the engine and airframe revealed no preimpact mechanical anomalies. In addition, the pilot had purchased fuel just prior to the accident takeoff.
Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 12:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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