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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134638
Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1986
Time:17:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172F
Owner/operator:Magnum Aviation Inc.
Registration: N8267U
C/n / msn: 17252167
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Accident
Location:near Saratoga, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:T98
Destination airport:HRD
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
PILOT WAS ENROUTE FROM ROCKSPRINGS, TX. TO HARDIN COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR KOUNTZ, TX. AS PILOT APPOACHED SARATOGA, TX., THE ENGINE QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. PILOT LANDED IN FIELD NEAR SARATOGA . NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED BY PILOT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION
PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

Contributing Factors:
OBJECT..TREE(S)
OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

The NTSB reported damage as 'substantial' while the current owner has no damage listed in the aircraft log books.

Sources:

NTSB id 20010110X00178
https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010110X00178&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
24-Jun-2017 17:24 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
24-Jun-2017 17:25 harro Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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