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Plane crash-lands in Spanish Fork; pilot suffers only minor injuries

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  • airnaut Everett, 00
    March 12, 2013 4:34 p.m.

    GUMP(P)

    Gas
    Undercarriage
    Mixture
    Pump
    (Prop)

    Low Fuel Flow?

    I that case - it could have been:

    Out of gas,
    Selected wrong fuel tank,
    too Lean of a Mixture (instead of Rich)
    Didn't turn on the electric fuel boost pump

    Water "may" have caused a momentary sputter, but I was always taught to rev it up a few times when switching fuel systems to "blow" out anything that may have settled in the fuel tank, or lines....and if there continued to be a problem, to go back to the previous setting.

    Glad he he's O.K., could have been another phone call with bad news.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 12, 2013 4:26 p.m.

    Fuel flow problems can relate to no fuel, especially since there was no fire at all. He was fortunate as he was probably doing what he liked best to do.