NTSB: Fuel debris led to loss of power causing I-285 plane crash

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NTSB: Fuel debris led to loss of power causing I-285 plane crash

A partial loss of engine power, due to a contaminated fuel manifold, caused a single-engine aircraft to crash onto a median wall on I-285, killing the pilot and three other passengers, the National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday.

“Post-accident testing of the fuel manifold showed that it was not operating normally and was contaminated with debris,” the NTSB report states. “The composition of debris and its origin could not be determined, but it was likely that the debris moved within the fuel manifold during operation and resulted in fluctuating power indications.”

The agency concludes that it is likely that debris prevented the engine from obtaining full power.

For more details, visit myajc.com.

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