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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233593
Last updated: 4 March 2020
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Date:09-FEB-2020
Time:15:51 CST
Type:Silhouette image of generic NAVI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Navion G
Owner/operator:Clear Blue Sky LLC
Registration: N1011M
C/n / msn: NAV-4-2470
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fort Smith Regional Airport (KFSM), Sebastian County, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Fort Smith, AR (FSM)
Destination airport:Fort Smith, AR (FSM)
Narrative:
On February 9, 2020, about 1551 central standard time, a Navion G airplane, impacted terrain during a forced landing near Fort Smith, Arkansas. The pilot, and two passengers sustained minor injuries, one passenger sustained serious injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff about 500 ft above ground level, the engine lost power. The pilot activated the electric fuel boost pump, and engine power resumed; however, the engine lost power again within a few seconds. The pilot executed a forced landing to a grass area on airport property. During the forced landing, the airplane sustained damage to both wings and the fuselage.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector and a mechanic revealed the fuel selector valve showed visual signs of blue staining on and around the selector valve area. The selector valve was removed for further examination. No fuel was found in any fuel lines or components from the firewall forward to the engine fuel components. About 20 gallons of fuel were removed from the airplane during recovery.

Sources:

NTSB: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20200209X75546&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=LA

https://www.swtimes.com/news/20200210/plane-crashes-on-takeoff-at-fort-smith-airport


Revision history:

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04-Mar-2020 23:12 Captain Adam Added

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