Accident Weber Glastar N722W,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 292918
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Date:Wednesday 19 October 2005
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Weber Glastar
Registration: N722W
MSN: 5207
Engine model:Lycoming O-320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Summersville, West Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport, SC (SPA/KSPA)
Destination airport:CADIZ, OH (8G6)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The experimental homebuilt airplane was in cruise flight at 7,500 feet when the engine lost power. The pilot navigated toward the nearest airport by GPS, which was 16 miles away. The pilot found he could restore partial power by continuously pumping the primer handle. Upon reaching the airport, the engine stopped producing power when the pilot reached for the flap handle. The airplane was "high and fast" and touched down at the midpoint of the 3,000-foot runway, then overran the departure end. Examination of the engine, ignition and the fuel system revealed no mechanical deficiencies. Disassembly of the carburetor by an FAA inspector revealed a stuck float needle in its seat, that was freed during disassembly. No other discrepancies with the carburetor were found.

Probable Cause: a loss of engine power due to a stuck carburetor float needle.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC06CA012
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



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