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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198669
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker DR.I replica
Registration: N83WR
MSN: 103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fulshear, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Fulshear, TX (X09)
Destination airport:Fulshear, TX (X09)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airline transport pilot was conducting the first flight test of the experimental, amateur-built airplane when, shortly after takeoff, the engine experienced a partial loss of power. The airplane was unable to maintain altitude, and the pilot conducted a forced landing to a tree nursery about 1 mile from the airport. Postaccident examination of the engine revealed that the mechanical fuel pump housing screws were slightly loose, and the fuel screen was not properly seated. Although an engine run and several high-speed taxi runs were conducted before the flight without any observed anomalies, it is likely that the pump housing screws further loosened during these tests and subsequently allowed air to enter the fuel system during flight, disrupting the fuel flow to the engine.

Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power due to the improper assembly of the mechanical fuel pump.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 13:54 ASN Update Bot Added

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