Accident Glastar N432P,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 286836
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Date:Saturday 4 July 2009
Time:16:37 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Registration: N432P
MSN: 5386
Total airframe hrs:138 hours
Engine model:AMA/EXPR Subaru
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Arlington, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Arlington Municipal Airport, WA (AWO/KAWO)
Destination airport:Arlington Municipal Airport, WA (AWO/KAWO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to practice touch-and-go landings. During the takeoff portion of a touch-and-go, about midway down the runway, the engine lost power. The pilot initiated a gentle left turn towards a vacant taxiway to initiate a forced landing. The pilot landed hard just short of the taxiway. The left wing was wrinkled, and the nose wheel and left main landing gear collapsed. The pilot stated that he had the incorrect fuel tank selected, and "the engine lost power due to fuel starvation." He also stated that prior to takeoff, one fuel tank had "little to no fuel" and "the other fuel tank was about half full." The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the engine or airframe prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation as a result of the pilot's failure to select the fullest tank prior to takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR09CA329
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




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