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Accident description
Last updated: 28 June 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 14 October 1965
Time:17:43
Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101
Operator:Zantop Air Transport
Registration: N601Z
C/n / msn: 6659
First flight: 1960-11-19 (4 years 11 months)
Total airframe hrs:10768
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 526
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) S of Pique, OH (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Madison-Truax Field, WI (MSN/KMSN), United States of America
Destination airport:Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH (FFO/KFFO), United States of America
Narrative:
Argosy N601Z departed Madison-Truax Field at 16:10 for a flight to Patterson AFB. During the in-range descent all engines lost power as a result of fuel exhaustion. The aircraft descended and collided with supporting pylons of a highway (Interstate 75) overpass and an automobile after landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S): "Fuel exhaustion caused by the failure of the crew to compute and maintain an accurate fuel record."

Sources:
» NSTB File 1-0077


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Distance from Madison-Truax Field, WI to Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH as the crow flies is 570 km (356 miles).

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