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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39951
Last updated: 27 July 2021
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Date:05-JUL-1998
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N592SP
MSN: 28-22438
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Chico, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot, he refueled the airplane with 50 gallons of fuel, 25 in each wing tank, prior to departure from his home base. He then flew to the accident airport, approximately 1 hour away. The next day he took family out for airplane rides. After takeoff, on the first flight of the day, he noted a decrease in engine rpm and could not maintain climb altitude. After the airplane started to lose altitude it impacted trees located at the departure end of the runway. A postimpact fire subsequently destroyed the airplane. The pilot stated that he had selected the left tank for departure, as the right tank was low. Post examination of the fuel selector position revealed that the right tank had been selected. Aircraft and engine continuity were established and no discrepancies were noted. The engine uses about 8 gallons per hour at cruise power settings. CAUSE: Loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10624


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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