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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222457
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Type:Just JA30 SuperSTOL
Registration: N2463H
MSN: JA483-1-16
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ponca City, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Ponca City, OK (PRIV)
Destination airport:Ponca City, OK (PRIV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot was conducting a local flight in an experimental airplane. During takeoff, the pilot thought that the airplane's performance was sluggish. The pilot indicated that the airplane started to lose lift, so he reduced the control stick input. He maneuvered the airplane around trees, but the airplane continued to descend, so the pilot decided to land. The airplane made a hard landing, causing the airplane's landing gear to collapse because it was sideloaded, and the airplane then skidded into a tree.
During a postaccident examination, a repair station noted contamination in one of the fuel jets and both carburetors. After replacing the fuel jet and cleaning the carburetors, the engine produced normal power. The cause of the contamination could not be determined.

Probable Cause: Contamination of the fuel system, resulting in a partial loss of engine power and subsequent off-airport landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

02-Mar-2019 14:45 ASN Update Bot Added

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