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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207258
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:08-MAR-2018
Time:10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic LEG2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lancair Legacy
Owner/operator:Airborne Legacy, LLC
Registration: N60JN
C/n / msn: L2K-263
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:McLennan County, south Moody, north of Temple, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, TX (AUS/KAUS)
Destination airport:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
After leveling off at 9,500 ft, the airline transport pilot switched the fuel selector from the right to the left fuel tank of the experimental, amateur-built airplane. He noticed a change in the sound of the engine, a decline in fuel flow, and a partial loss of engine power. He switched back to the right fuel tank and turned on the auxiliary fuel pump, but this did not correct the problem. Realizing that he would not be able to glide to a nearby airport, the pilot made a forced landing in a plowed field. Postaccident examination of the engine revealed no discrepancies that would have precluded normal operation. The fuel selector was found separated just below the selector handle, and the selector valve was found in the 90-percent-closed position. The fuel selector assembly showed extensive wear. It is likely that the fuel selector separated with the valve in an intermediate position when the pilot changed the fuel selector handle position, which resulted in a partial loss of engine power due to fuel starvation as a result of the nearly closed fuel valve.

Probable Cause: The failure of the fuel selector valve in a nearly closed position, which resulted in a partial loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180311X63322&key=1
https://www.google.com/maps/@?dg=dbrw&newdg=1/46000+TX-317,+Moody,+TX+76557/@31.2740944,-97.3724716,18z/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x8645665d8e88ed57:0x8a775ccd240b5687?hl=en-us&gl=us

FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N60JN

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Mar-2018 16:04 Geno Added
09-Mar-2018 18:37 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
22-Mar-2019 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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