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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59025
Last updated: 19 January 2021
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Date:21-MAR-2009
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Yvoden Inc
Registration: N8120R
C/n / msn: E-583
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Laredo, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Laredo, TX (LRD)
Destination airport:Laredo, TX (LRD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While in the traffic pattern, the fuel in the airplane's left wing tank was depleted resulting in a complete loss of engine power. The certified flight instructor (CFI) directed the non-rated passenger sitting in the left seat to position the fuel selector valve to the right tank. The CFI did not accomplish the restart checklist in accordance with the pilot's operating handbook. Engine power was not restored, and the CFI elected to perform a forced landing to an apartment parking lot. The airplane was substantially damaged during the gear-up landing. An examination of the airframe, engine, and fuel selector valve failed to reveal any pre-impact anomaly which would have precluded a restart of the engine.
Probable Cause: The certificated flight instructor's improper fuel management resulting in an engine failure due to fuel starvation. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's failure to properly complete the restart checklist.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20090323X53633&key=1


Images:


(c) NTSB

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Mar-2009 11:10 Digitalis Added
01-Apr-2009 03:23 angels one five Updated
01-Sep-2009 11:17 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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