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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134911
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec
Registration: N342RD
MSN: 4162
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Conroe, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Conroe, TX
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The 400-hour pilot reported that while hovering approximately 20 feet above ground level (agl) at an airspeed of 20 miles per hour (mph), the engine lost power. Subsequently, the pilot initiated an autorotational landing to the ground. Examination of helicopter revealed the circuit breaker for the electric fuel pump was found "tripped." No other anomalies were noted throughout the engine or airframe. The pilot stated that the fuel injector system would not function without positive pressure from the fuel pump to the fuel injector.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to the tripped fuel pump circuit breaker which resulted in the failure of the electric fuel pump.




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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