Aircraft Make: GLOBE
Aircraft Model: GC1B
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03
AIRCRAFT LANDED AND THE GEAR COLLAPSED, CENTENNIAL AIRPORT, DENVER, CO
Firefighters responded to the scene of a single-engine plane crash near Centennial Airport on Nov. 19. The pilot was evaluated for injuries but was not transported to a hospital.
NTSB Identification: CEN12CA075
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Denver, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2012
Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B, registration: N80775
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot stated that the engine began to gradually lose power shortly after takeoff and that he could smell raw fuel. As the pilot turned back to the airport, the engine stopped running, and he made a forced landing to a field short of the runway. During the landing, the airplane nosed over and the vertical stabilizer was bent. A postaccident examination of the engine revealed a fitting that secured the main fuel line to the engine was loose and leaking fuel. The interruption of fuel was enough to cause the loss of engine power.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
A loss of engine power due to fuel starvation as a result of a loose fuel line fitting.
The pilot stated the engine began to gradually lose power shortly after takeoff and he could smell raw fuel. As the pilot turned back to the airport, the engine stopped running and he made a forced landing to a muddy field short of the runway. During the landing, the airplane nosed over and the vertical stabilizer was bent. A postaccident examination of the engine revealed a fitting that secured the main fuel line to the engine was loose and leaking fuel.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- A single-engine airplane crashed into a field Saturday afternoon near Centennial Airport.
Becky O' Guin, spokeswoman with South Metro Fire Rescue, said the pilot was walked away from the crash.
South Metro fire crews were dispatched at around 12 :50 p.m. to a field near Potomac Street and Broncos Parkway on a report of a plane crash.
O'Guin said the pilot told investigators that the plane ran out of gas shortly after taking off from the airport. The pilot turned the plane around and tried to land back at the airport without its engine running, O'Guin said.
The pilot put it down in the field and the plane nosed into the ground after landing.
South Metro Fire Rescue Authority firefighters responded to an airplane crash just south of Centennial Airport near Chambers and Potomac in unincorporated Douglas County at 12:40 p.m. Nov. 19.
There was one person on board the plane when it went down in a field. The pilot was evaluated for injuries, but was not transported to the hospital. The pilot was flying a Swift single-engine aircraft when he lost power to the engine. He was trying to return to Centennial when the plane went down and came to a stop resting on its top.
Firefighters with South Metro’s Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Team made sure that the fuel and electrical was shut off and checked for fuel leaks.