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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144490
Last updated: 16 October 2020
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Date:16-MAR-2012
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Flight Design CTSW
Owner/operator:Manatee Aviation Enterprises Inc
Registration: N379CT
C/n / msn: 06-02-11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Perimeter fence, Venice Municipal Airport - KVNC, Venice, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Venice, FL (VNC)
Destination airport:Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Shortly after initiating the takeoff, a low fuel pressure warning activated on the airplane’s engine monitoring system. The engine experienced a total loss of power several seconds later, and the pilot performed a forced landing to the overrun area beyond the departure end of the runway. During the landing roll, the airplane struck the airport perimeter fence and was substantially damaged. The engine and fuel system were examined following the accident, and a successful postaccident test run of the engine and fuel pump did not reveal any reason for the loss of power. The examination did reveal the presence of a sand-like particulate at one fuel system screen and in one of the engine’s two carburetors. Analysis of data from the airplane’s engine monitoring system showed that following the initial loss of fuel pressure, it was briefly restored, before the engine lost power completely and the fuel pressure again fell.
Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power due to a loss of fuel pressure. The cause for the loss of fuel pressure could not be determined during postaccident testing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120316X50725&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2012 15:27 Geno Added
19-Mar-2012 16:28 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Mar-2012 16:31 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
27-Mar-2012 21:40 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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