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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180330
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:12-OCT-2015
Time:03:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA20-C1
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N165DC
C/n / msn: C0265
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:North of Waskom, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Marshall, TX (KASL)
Destination airport:Marshall, TX (KASL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The private pilot was conducting a cross-country flight in the airplane without the owner’s permission. While en route, the pilot reported to air traffic controllers that the engine had lost power and that he did not think he would be able to glide to the destination airport. He also said that it was dark and that he could not see anything below him. The pilot made a forced landing in a field 6.9 miles east of his destination, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane. No fuel was found in the fuel tanks.

Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to operate the airplane without the owner’s permission and his lack of preflight planning, which resulted a total loss of engine power due fuel exhaustion.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20151021X22953&key=1
https://flightaware.com/photos/view/284228-2405ed58624acccd4bc5b3e1dbc8098523192c4c/aircrafttype/DA20


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Oct-2015 19:25 Geno Added
13-Oct-2015 00:39 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source]
13-Oct-2015 06:49 bovine Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 15:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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