Incident Mitsubishi MU-2B-25 SE-KBX, Tuesday 3 January 1989
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Date:Tuesday 3 January 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic MU2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mitsubishi MU-2B-25
Owner/operator:AR Leasing I Falköping AB
Registration: SE-KBX
MSN: 247
Year of manufacture:1972
Total airframe hrs:7150 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Falköping -   Sweden
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
While descending through clouds both engines failed. The pilot landed wheels-up in a field. The aircraft slid until it collided with a rock fence. The fuselage and wing tanks were empty but the wingtip tanks contained fuel.

The left fuel booster pump had been changed the preceding day. The pilot made a daily inspection except for draining the fuel system. The main fuel tank was remarkably dirty. The strainers in the transfer lines were installed incorrectly and were clogged by dirt. The filters contained a remarkable amount of water and dirt. The fuel was contaminated to such a degree that the electric resistance made the indicators show a much higher amount of fuel. The main tank drain valve was found in the open detent.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
24-Feb-2011 00:31 Masen63 Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Damage]
25-Jun-2024 12:12 ASN Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source]
25-Jun-2024 12:14 ASN Updated [Narrative]

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