ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196185
Last updated: 21 May 2018
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic CH70 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenith STOL CH701
Registration: N999WX
C/n / msn: 7-6078
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Fremont County, east of Canon City, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Canon City, CO (1V6)
Destination airport:Canon City, CO (1V6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial pilot reported that, during initial climb after takeoff, the amateur-built airplane's engine experienced a partial loss of power. As he attempted to return to the airport, the engine lost total power. He subsequently conducted a forced landing on rough terrain, during which the right wing and fuselage sustained damage.
Postaccident examination of the engine revealed that the fuel hose from the left wing tank had deteriorated from the inside, which would have restricted the flow of fuel to the engine and led to fuel starvation and the subsequent loss of engine power.

Probable Cause: Fuel starvation due to the deterioration of a fuel hose.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

18-Jun-2017 18:06 Geno Added
19-Jun-2017 10:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
19-Jun-2017 17:58 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Feb-2018 13:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description