ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201829
Last updated: 14 September 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic BE24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C24R Sierra 200
Owner/operator:Air Transport Corp.
Registration: N1857G
MSN: MC-767
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Farmingdale, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:FRG
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
After departure, on a right downwind leg, the passenger noticed that the engine 'began to stall.' The engine lost all power and the pilot was unable to restart it. The pilot established a glide for Runway 32, but the aircraft impacted the ground in a cemetery, approximately 1,800 feet short of Runway 32. According to the pilot's written statement, '[the] engine quit due to ice and water in [the] fuel.' During the preflight, the passenger did not observe the pilot drain fuel from either of the fuel tanks or the main airplane sump drain. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector found that the main fuel bowl of the fuel strainer was contaminated with water, dirt, rust, paint, and sand.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight examination of the airplane, which resulted in a power loss due to fuel contamination.



Revision history:

25-Nov-2017 15:59 ASN Update Bot Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description