Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2011 Issue

Sloshed

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.

Miscellaneous Aircraft Randolph Tank Sealing Compound While an unspecified aircraft was undergoing renovation, a steel fuel tank was sealed using a Randolph Aircraft Products sloshing compound. [IMGCAP(1)]Ten months after being put back into service, the aircraft had accumulated 6.0 hours without abnormalities. Shortly after the next takeoff, the engine quit. The pilot landed on the remaining runway but the aircraft was substantially damaged. …

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