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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22752
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox
Registration: N8188F
C/n / msn: 378
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wetumpka, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Deatville, AL (NONE)
Destination airport:Wetumpka, AL (O8A)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the amateur-built Kit Fox II had been trouble-shooting an intermittent engine problem. He completed replacing the fuel hoses from the fuel tank to the carburetors. The in-line fuel filters were not installed at that time. The pilot elected to fly to a private airstrip that was 20 minutes away. Upon his return flight from the private strip, during initial climb, the engine experienced a partial loss of power. The pilot performed a forced landing into an area of small pine trees. The postaccident examination revealed that debris was lodged in the fuel inlet port of the carburetor, preventing normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate fuel system maintenance.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

Revision history:

08-Sep-2008 09:47 harro Updated
26-Jul-2016 13:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 12:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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