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Last updated: 16 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 6 October 2009
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B100 King Air
Operator:Robert Schumacher
Registration: N2TX
C/n / msn: BE-103
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-6-511B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Aurora, TX (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Oklahoma City-Wiley Post Airport, OK (PWA/KPWA), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW), United States of America
Narrative:
A Beechcraft 100, N2TX, was substantially damaged upon impact with terrain following a dual loss of engine power near Aurora, Texas. The commercial pilot and three passengers on-board the airplane were seriously injured. Visual meteorological prevailed and an instrument flight plan was filed for the personal flight. The flight departed Oklahoma City-Wiley Post Airport, OK (PWA) approximately 13:50 and was destined for Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW).
The pilot added fuel to the airplane prior to departure. While en route to the destination airport, the pilot noted that the fuel gauges indicated that the right main-tank appeared to be almost empty and the left tank appeared half full. The pilot initiated the crossfeed procedure in an effort to supply fuel to both engines from the left main tank. Shortly after beginning the crossfeed procedure, both engines experienced a total loss of power. The pilot notified air traffic control (ATC) and selected a field to perform a forced landing. Prior to touchdown, the right engine produced a surge of power and, in response, the airplane rolled to the left. The surge abruptly ended and the pilot continued the forced landing by lowering landing gear and extending the flaps. The airplane impacted the ground, coming to rest in an open field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion as a result of the pilot's inadequate fuel management."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: CEN10FA007
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Fuel starvation
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of Beechcraft-B100-King-Air-N2TX
accident date: 06-10-2009
type: Beechcraft B100 King Air
registration: N2TX
photo of Beechcraft-B100-King-Air-N2TX
accident date: 06-10-2009
type: Beechcraft B100 King Air
registration: N2TX
 

Map
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 Oklahoma City-Wiley Post Airport, OK to Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX as the crow flies is 301 km (188 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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