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Last updated: 24 November 2020
Datum:Donnerstag 14 Oktober 1965
Flugzeugtyp:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101
Fluggesellschaft:Zantop Air Transport
Kennzeichen: N601Z
Werknummer: 6659
Baujahr: 1960-11-19 (4 years 11 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 526
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) S of Pique, OH (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Madison-Truax Field, WI (MSN/KMSN), USA
Flug nach:Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH (FFO/KFFO), USA
Argosy N601Z departed Madison-Truax Field at 16:10 for a flight to Patterson AFB. During the in-range descent all engines lost power as a result of fuel exhaustion. The aircraft descended and collided with supporting pylons of a highway (Interstate 75) overpass and an automobile after landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S): "Fuel exhaustion caused by the failure of the crew to compute and maintain an accurate fuel record."

» NTSB File 1-0077
» San Bernardino Sun 15 October 1965, p2


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Madison-Truax Field, WI to Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH as the crow flies is 570 km (356 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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