Accident Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub LN-KCH, Sunday 10 January 2021
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Date:Sunday 10 January 2021
Time:c. 12:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub
Owner/operator:Sameiet Super-Cub LN-KCH
Registration: LN-KCH
MSN: 18-8579
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Starmoen Airfield (ENSM), Elverum -   Norway
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Starmoen Airfield (ENSM)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NSIA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On Sunday 10 January 2021 the pilot took off from runway 15 of Starmoen Airfield (ENSM). When the aircraft reached a height of approx. 200 ft, the engine stopped. To avoid an emergency landing in dense forest, the pilot made a left turn and landed slightly outside the airport area. The landing was hard and the aircraft was significantly damaged. The pilot evacuated unharmed from the aircraft.

The fuel selector was found in the off position after the emergency landing. Probably due to the design of the fuel selector, it was inadvertently set to off by the commander before departure when he was supposed to change the position from the left fuel tank to the right. The fuel lines from the selector to the engine contained enough fuel to allow the aircraft to climb a couple of hundred feet before the engine stopped.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NSIA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo),_Elverum (airport)

Revision history:

12-Jan-2021 21:26 Captain Adam Added
13-Jan-2021 08:41 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jul-2021 19:51 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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