Accident Cessna P206 N2534X,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172661
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Date:Saturday 3 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna P206
Registration: N2534X
MSN: P206-0034
Year of manufacture:1964
Total airframe hrs:4427 hours
Engine model:Continental IO 520 SERIES
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Key West International Airport (KEYW), Key West, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Naples, FL (APF)
Destination airport:Key West, FL (EYW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that the airplane was about 300 ft above the ground and on final approach when the engine “quit suddenly with no surging or other warning signs.” He selected the auxiliary fuel pump to the high position and switched fuel tanks. The pilot stated that the engine “came back to life momentarily and then quit again.” The airplane was unable to reach the runway, and the pilot made a forced landing in a lagoon about 1/4 mile short of the runway, during which the right wing sustained structural damage.
Examination of the fuel system revealed that the right fuel tank was full and that the left fuel tank had 15 gallons of fuel remaining. Evidence of fuel was also noted in the lines from the fuel tanks to the fuel manifold valve. Internal engine continuity was confirmed, and compression and suction were observed on all of the cylinders. The spark plug electrodes were normal in appearance. The engine-driven fuel pump and magnetos were tested, and no evidence of a preexisting malfunction was found. The reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined.

Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined during postaccident examinations and testing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA15LA090
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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Revision history:

03-Jan-2015 19:42 Geno Added
03-Jan-2015 23:09 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2015 18:36 Geno Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2015 22:41 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
05-Nov-2017 08:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Dec-2017 11:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source]

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