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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170435
 
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Date:12-OCT-2014
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR20
Owner/operator:Korea Pilot School
Registration: N176CD
MSN: 1048
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Nishikata, Ibusuki city, Kagoshima prefecture -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Destination airport:Seoul-Gimpo International Airport, South Korea
Investigating agency: JTSB
Narrative:
The Cirrus SR20, registered N176CD, owned by the Korea Pilot School, was damaged during forced landing in a grass field after a CAPS parachute deployment at Nishikata, Ibusuki city, Kagoshima prefecture, because the engine halted while it was ferried from Saipan International Airport to Gimpo International Airport in the Republic of Korea.
Only the pilot who had been contracted to ferry the aircraft was on board but there were no casualties.
The aircraft was destroyed but there was no outbreak of fire.

Probable Causes:
It is highly probable that the accident was occurred as a result of the engine of N176CD halt during the flight and not being able to start in the air, resulting in the damage of the aircraft during the forced landing.
As for the engine halt, it is somewhat likely that the exhaustion of fuel of the rear ferry tank that was being used caused the engine to power loss, and although the Pilot opened the fuel selector valve of the front ferry tank which still had remaining fuel, the fuel selector valve of the rear ferry tank was not closed which led to the air from the empty rear ferry tank entering into the fuel line prompted by the suction of the engine driven fuel pump; subsequently, hindering the supply of fuel.
It is somewhat likely that the engine could not start in the air, since the contained air in the fuel line caused a difficulty of the suction of the engine driven fuel pump, and that the inadequate functioning of the auxiliary fuel pump could not remove swiftly the contained air that was hindering the fuel suction of the engine driven fuel pump.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20141014194725/http://www3.nhk.or.jp:80/news/html/20141012/k10015340121000.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20141015194625/http://news.tv-asahi.co.jp:80/news_society/articles/000036589.html
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/articles/CONN00278588.html]
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp:443/hl?a=20141012-00000018-asahi-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp:443/hl?a=20141012-00050103-yom-soci
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp:443/hl?a=20141013-00000000-mai-soci_
http://jtsb.mlit.go.jp/jtsb/aircraft/detail2.php?id=2102

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Oct-2014 11:45 isamuel Added
12-Oct-2014 16:06 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2014 05:50 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
14-Oct-2014 11:32 isamuel Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-May-2020 14:24 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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