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Status:Final
Date:Friday 14 May 1971
Time:07:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-14
Operator:United States Department of Interior
Registration: N1015G
MSN: 127
First flight: 1949
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buhl, ID (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Twin Falls City County Airport, ID (TWF/KTWF), United States of America
Destination airport:Twin Falls City County Airport, ID (TWF/KTWF), United States of America
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine lost power during climb due to a rupture in the fuel feed valve diaphragm. The propeller was not feathered and the pilot decided to carry out a belly landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - fuel system: pumps
miscellaneous acts,conditions - material failure
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine

Sources:
» NTSB


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