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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134900
Last updated: 14 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox 313
Registration: N313MC
MSN: 313
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Selma, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Selma, AL (S63)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he stated that prior to the flight he made adjustment on the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) gauge. The main fuel flow line had been removed to access the area of the EGT gauge. During climb out through 300 feet, the EGT gauge was reading above the maximum temperature, and the engine quit. While maneuvering for the emergency landing the right wing collided with a tree. Examination of the airplane revealed the fuselage was buckled. Examination of the flight control system did not reveal any mechanical anomalies. Examination of the engine compression, and the ignition system of the engine revealed no mechanical anomalies. Approximately five gallons of fuel was recovered from the fuel system. Further examination of the fuel system revealed that the main fuel line was separated from the fuel input port on the carburetor.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate installation, and his failure to secure the main fuel line, which resulted in fuel starvation.




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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