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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177071
Last updated: 15 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA-20C-1 Eclipse
Owner/operator:Falcon Aviation Academy
Registration: N353DC
C/n / msn: C0353
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Moreland, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Moreland, GA (CCO)
Destination airport:Moreland, GA (CCO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor stated that he and the private pilot receiving instruction had planned a long cross-country flight to build flight time. The cross-country flight was uneventful and they landed back at their home airport; however, they performed a touch-and-go to fly more and practice instrument approaches. After two approaches, the pilots were again approaching their home airport when the engine lost all power. The flight instructor was unable to restart the engine and performed a forced landing to a field. He further stated that he had miscalculated fuel consumption and that the engine lost power due to fuel exhaustion. Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the right wing. The inspector noted that the single fuel tank remained intact and was absent of fuel. One gallon of fuel was then added to the fuel tank and the engine started without hesitation and ran continuously. The inspector stated that according to Hobbs time, the airplane was operated for 3.6 hours since its last fueling.
Probable Cause: The flight instructor's inaccurate fuel planning, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.



Revision history:

18-Jun-2015 17:13 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 13:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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