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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38420
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Date:06-JUN-1994
Time:15:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 24R Sierra 200
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9258S
C/n / msn: MC-388
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Nantucket, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lawrence, MA (LWM)
Destination airport:Nantucket, MA (ACK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE EN ROUTE TO THE DESTINATION, THE PILOT ADVISED ATC THAT THE AIRPLANE ENGINE HAD LOST POWER, HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE AND WAS DITCHING THE AIRPLANE. INITIAL ATTEMPTS TO LOCATE THE WRECKAGE AND RESCUE THE PILOT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THERE WAS NO SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT ON BOARD THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE WAS RECOVERED MORE THAN ONE MONTH AFTER THE ACCIDENT. POSTACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION. THE MOST RECENT KNOWN REFUELING OCCURRED THE DAY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, WHEN THE AIRPLANE WAS REPORTEDLY FUELED 'TO THE TABS.' THIS FUEL LOAD EQUALS 15 GALLONS PER SIDE (30 GALLONS TOTAL), OF WHICH 22.4 GALLONS IS CONSIDERED USEABLE FUEL. AFTER BEING FUELED, THE AIRPLANE WAS FLOWN FROM NANTUCKET TO LAWRENCE, AND WAS RETURNING TO NANTUCKET WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE FUEL TANKS WERE COMPROMISED DURING IMPACT. CAUSE: the total loss of engine power over unsuitable terrain, for undetermined reasons. The pilot's failure to ensure that proper survival equipment was onboard the airplane was a related factor.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01449


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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