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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134248
Last updated: 24 November 2020
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Date:03-JUL-2001
Time:16:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N8007N
C/n / msn: 28-25248
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mecosta, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Canadian Lakes, MI (05C)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane was turning towards the departure airport following a reported sputtering of the engine by witnesses. The engine then stopped and the left wing dropped. Examination of the wreckage revealed that there was no fuel in the fuel lines leading to the carburetor. The fuel selector was positioned onto the left fuel tank which was found not to contain any usable fuel.
Probable Cause: the inadequate preflight planning/preparation by the pilot and fuel starvation. Additional causes were the aircraft control not maintained, and the inadvertent stall by the pilot.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010710X01351&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 11:51 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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