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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145278
Last updated: 26 April 2018
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Type:Moody Siple Model "A"
Registration: N78RB
C/n / msn: MS1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:About 4 statute miles from Stuttgart, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Batesville, AR (KBVX)
Destination airport:Searcy, AR (KSRC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said that he had been flying for 2 hours, practicing maneuvers in preparation for an upcoming biennial flight review, when the engine lost power due to fuel exhaustion. Examination of the airplane revealed about 300 feet of power line was wrapped around and trailing behind the right main landing gear. The pilot did not recall impacting anything during the flight. No preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures were found that would have precluded normal operation. The trailing power line could have affected the airplane’s performance, increasing both fuel consumption and drag; however, the timing of the wire strike and actual effect could not be determined.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s inadequate fuel monitoring, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.



Revision history:

24-Apr-2012 22:10 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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