NTSB Identification: CHI94DEE01.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 19, 1994 in LK IN THE HILLS, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/18/1995
Aircraft: REMOTE SENSING CIRRUS VK-30, registration: N108P
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

WITNESSES REPORTED THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE WEST RIM OF A GRAVEL PIT DURING A VISUAL APPROACH. ONE WITNESS REPORTED HEARING THE ENGINE LOSE POWER AND SEVERAL REPORTED HEARING NO ENGINE NOISE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT AIRFRAME MALFUNCTION AND THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY. THE FUEL SYSTEM WAS HIGHLY MODIFIED FROM THE CONFIGURATION RECOMMENDED BY THE KIT MANUFACTURER. THE MODIFICATION ALLOWED UNINTERRUPTED FUEL FLOW BETWEEN ALL OF THE FUEL TANKS. A SINGLE FUEL PICK-UP POINT WAS INSTALLED IN ONE TANK.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

fuel starvation resulting from the modification of the fuel system. A factor was the modification to the fuel system.

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