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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202041
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:04-MAR-1999
Time:14:53
Type:Interstate S-1B1
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N48027
MSN: 11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Anchorage, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:MRI
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While approaching the airport, the airplane's engine lost power. The pilot applied carburetor heat with no response. He intentionally ensured the fuel valve was selected to the 'left main' position, because he knew there was about five gallons of fuel in that tank. The right tank was empty. The fuel system in the left tank has two outlet standpipes. The 'left main' loses suction with about five gallons remaining. The 'reserve' standpipe allows these remaining five gallons to flow out of the tank when 'reserve' is selected on the fuel valve. The pilot told the NTSB investigator-in-charge (IIC) he did not understand the plumbing for the fuel system. The pilot performed a forced landing at an off airport site. The NTSB IIC confirmed that there was fuel in the left tank, and only a trace of fuel in the right tank.
Probable Cause: Fuel starvation resulting from the pilot not understanding the fuel system procedures, and selecting the improper fuel selector position.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001205X00246&key=1

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

30 Jun 2013 N28319 Private 0 Tatlanika Creek, Nenana, AK mis


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