Accident Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante N790RA,
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Date:Friday 9 December 2005
Time:22:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Owner/operator:AirNow
Registration: N790RA
MSN: 110278
Year of manufacture:1980
Total airframe hrs:14890 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:0,4 km from Orangeburg Municipal Airport, SC (OGB) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Savannah International Airport, GA (SAV/KSAV)
Destination airport:Columbia Metropolitan Airport, SC (CAE/KCAE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
On the morning of December 9, 2005, the pilot of Emb-110 N790RA ordered fuel for the airplane. While exiting the airplane another pilot informed her that he had heard a "popping noise" coming from one of the engines. The pilot of the accident airplane elected to start the airplane and taxied to a run up area to conduct an engine run up. The fuel truck arrived at the run up area and the pilot elected not to refuel the airplane at that time and continued the run up. No anomalies were noted during the run up and the airplane was taxied back to the ramp and parked. The pilot arrived back at the airport later that day. She did not re-order fuel for the airplane nor did she recall checking the fuel tanks during the preflight inspection of the airplane. The pilot stated she departed Savannah (SAV) and was in cruise flight when she noticed the fuel light on the annunciator panel flickering. A diversion to Orangeburg (OGB) was initiated
During a visual approach to the airport both engines failed. The pilot made a forced landing into the trees about 1/4 mile from the approach end of runway 36.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate preflight inspection and her failure to refuel the airplane which resulted in total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion, and subsequent in-flight collision with trees."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL06LA022
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

FAA

Images:


photo (c) Rod Dantzler; near Orangeburg Municipal Airport, SC (OGB); 10 December 2005


photo (c) Rod Dantzler; near Orangeburg Municipal Airport, SC (OGB); 10 December 2005


photo (c) Rod Dantzler; near Orangeburg Municipal Airport, SC (OGB); 10 December 2005


photo (c) Rod Dantzler; near Orangeburg Municipal Airport, SC (OGB); 10 December 2005

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