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Plane Crashes In Cheshire

January 13, 2011 by John Rook

Police and fire personnel were called to the scene of a plane crash this evening off of Boulder Road.
Two men were in the plane at the time of the crash but neither was injured. Officials are reporting that the plane was on its way to Waterbury/Oxford Airport when it experienced problems and was forced to crash land on the property of Gilbert Lassen, Jr.
The Cheshire Herald will continue to cover this story and provide pictures when they become available.

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SPUTTERING ENGINE

January 15, 2011 by sumpthiscom, 3 years 28 weeks ago
Comment: 1594

Reports by the pilot the engine was sputtering...just a thought, could that possibly be water in the fuel? I notice it appears the wing may not have much dihedral and it may be possible water could go undetected during the pre-flight. Not at all familiar with this particular aircraft but very familiar about a lack of positive detection of water in many General Aviation Aircraft i.e. Cessna. Very simple to confirm if water might be involved by performing a real world test on any aircraft. Pour a given amount of red dyed water into the fuel tank as the aircraft sits in its normal ground attitude. Go to the sump drain to see if you can positively detect and then eliminate the same amount you just poured into the fuel tank. If it works go fly!

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