Accident Beechcraft F33A Bonanza OO-JKM, Monday 12 February 2018
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Date:Monday 12 February 2018
Time:13:22 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft F33A Bonanza
Registration: OO-JKM
MSN: CE-487
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Bruynebosstraat, Hasselt, Limburg -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport (KJK/EBKT)
Destination airport:Genk-Zwartberg Airfield (GNK/EBZW)
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft took off from Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport for a flight to Genk-Zwartberg Airfield to have a new radio installed at a facility based at Genk. After approximately 35 minutes of flight the aircraft crashed in a wooded plot of land in
Stokrooie, Hasselt. The 2 occupants were fatally injured.

Findings as to causes and contributing factors
- At 1000 ft AGL the engine lost a significant amount of power
- No technical failure at the engine was found
- Icing was ruled out, therefore the engine lost power because of starvation of fuel to the engine [cause]
- There was more than sufficient fuel on board for the duration of the flight
- For this reason the fuel starvation is highly probably the result of manipulation of the fuel selector by the pilot;
* either the fuel selector was switched to a correct position but air was (still) trapped in the selected fuel line because the pilot didn’t test all the fuel lines before take-off
* or the fuel selector was switched to the OFF or intermediate position
- During the final descent the aircraft continued on its initial heading before taking a turn at 400 ft AMSL (300 ft AGL)
- Flying at 1000 ft AGL away from an aerodrome with this model of aircraft does not allow enough margin to react in case of an engine failure [contributing factor]

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo)


Lelystad airport, 27 feb 2017


Revision history:

12-Feb-2018 13:20 sundevil Added
12-Feb-2018 13:21 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Feb-2018 13:30 JVDO Updated [Registration, Source]
12-Feb-2018 13:31 harro Updated [Registration, Damage, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 13:36 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 13:43 jvdo Updated [Departure airport, Source]
12-Feb-2018 13:44 JVDO Updated [Photo, ]
12-Feb-2018 13:44 harro Updated [Departure airport]
12-Feb-2018 13:58 JVDO Updated [Source]
12-Feb-2018 14:00 harro Updated [Time]
12-Feb-2018 14:08 frank k Updated [Source]
12-Feb-2018 14:13 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport]
12-Feb-2018 14:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 14:17 Iceman 29 Updated [Location]
12-Feb-2018 15:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
12-Feb-2018 16:18 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
13-Feb-2018 18:27 Nosegear Updated [Narrative]
14-Feb-2018 10:34 jvdo Updated [Narrative]
05-Aug-2019 17:29 RobertMB Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Feb-2021 17:37 harro Updated [Time, Nature, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
26-Jun-2022 09:17 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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