Friday, November 06, 2020

Ryan Navion A, N4856K: Accident occurred November 05, 2020 at Fremont Municipal Airport (KFFX), Newaygo County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft landed hard after engine failed due to lack of fuel.


Date: 05-NOV-20
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N4856K
Aircraft Make: RYAN
Aircraft Model: NAVION
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FREMONT
State: MICHIGAN

6 comments:

  1. Don't blame the engine! Summary should read:"Aircraft landed hard after pilot ran the plane out of fuel."

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    1. Navions have a history of fuel selector and other fuel system component problems. Note the wording, "...engine failed due to lack of fuel." That doesn't mean the tanks were empty.

      It would benefit everyone if you didn't ascribe fault to the pilot without first knowing all of the pertinent facts.

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  2. The PILOT FAILED, not the engine.

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  3. Ryan Navion
    Fuel consumption (gph):
    70% power: 12.0
    60% power: 10.6
    51% power: 8.0
    Estimated endurance (65% power w/1 hr reserve) (hrs): 4 hrs. 48 mins.

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  4. Or maybe a good pilot with a fuel line that broke..hmmm

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  5. >Or maybe a good pilot with a fuel line that broke..hmmm

    Possible, but very doubtful.... Statistically speaking, it is MUCH more likely that this was a pilot-error incident than a mechanical. Statistical probability isn't a guarantee, but....

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