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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71290
Last updated: 9 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic S108 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stinson 108 Voyager
Registration: N97223
C/n / msn: 108-223
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:About 30 feet off the Sayville shore, Long Island, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Bayport, NY (23N)
Destination airport:Bayport, NY (23N)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot stated that during cruise flight at approximately 600 feet, the engine began to run rough. He applied the carburetor heat and the engine cleared up briefly, before losing power again. The pilot subsequently made a forced landing on a shoreline and the airplane came to rest inverted. Examination of the engine revealed that when the main fuel gascolator was removed, debris was discovered in the bottom of the bowl. The filter was removed and also contained debris. The examination did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions. Additionally, the engine was not susceptible to carburetor icing, given the temperature and dew point at the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power during cruise flight due to fuel contamination.



Revision history:

09-Jan-2010 15:23 RobertMB Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 12:31 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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