NTSB Identification: CEN10LA056
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Montrose, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/23/2010
Aircraft: NAVION NAVION G, registration: N2493T
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
Prior to departure, the pilot performed a visual inspection and estimated the airplane contained 12-14 gallons of fuel. Approximately 35 minutes after takeoff and while on final approach to land, the engine lost complete power. Unable to reach the runway, the pilot elected to land on a residential street. Shortly before touchdown, the airplane impacted a tree and subsequently the street. The airplane came to rest in an upright position approximately 180 degrees opposite the direction of travel. An examination of the airplane following the accident revealed that the airplane's non-compromised fuel tanks contained approximately one and a half quarts of aviation fuel. No other pre impact anomalies were noted that would have prevented the engine from producing power.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: A loss of engine power due to the pilot’s inadequate preflight planning. Full narrative available
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