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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146020
Last updated: 21 June 2018
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Type:Walls Snowyriver Special (Murphy Rebel)
Registration: N207CW
C/n / msn: 001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Old Glenn Highway, Chugiak, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (PAMR)
Destination airport:Birchwood, AK (BCV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot departed with an estimated 5 gallons of fuel, and had begun his descent to his destination airport when the engine lost all power. He established best glide speed and made a forced landing to an open stretch of road. The airplane touched down hard, spun 180 degrees, and came to rest in a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot stated that there was very little fuel found in the fuel tanks during recovery of the wreckage and that he believes he may have run out of fuel.
Probable Cause: The pilotís improper fuel planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and a total loss of engine power during descent.



Revision history:

04-Jun-2012 15:46 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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