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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145278
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:21-APR-2012
Time:16:50
Type:Moody Siple Model "A"
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N78RB
C/n / msn: MS1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:About 4 statute miles from Stuttgart, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Batesville, AR (KBVX)
Destination airport:Searcy, AR (KSRC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
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 airplaneís performance, increasing both fuel consumption and drag; however, the timing of the wire strike and actual effect could not be determined.
Probable Cause: The pilotís inadequate fuel monitoring, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120427X21826&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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