Gulfstream AA-5B Tiger, G-BFZR
The aircraft, which had been parked outside for two months with each fuel tank less than three-quarters full, was subjected to a thorough pre-flight inspection that included the taking of fuel samples to check for water contamination. Shortly after departure the aircraft suffered a power loss necessitating a forced landing during which the nose landing gear collapsed. Subsequent examination of the fuel system revealed significant amounts of water in the fuel tanks, carburettor bowl, electric fuel pump filter and the fuel lines aft of the firewall. No water was evident from the four drains; one in each fuel tank and one in each sump tank.
Published 10 December 2014