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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158659
Last updated: 7 July 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer
Registration: N6919B
MSN: 22-4194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Induan Trail, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tupelo, MS (TUP)
Destination airport:Indian Trail, NC (28A)
Investigating agency: NTSB
After departure for the cross-country flight, the airplane climbed to and then cruised at an altitude of 7,500 feet; it then climbed to and cruised at an altitude of 9,500 feet. Near the end of the nearly 5-hour flight, about 3 nautical miles from the destination airport, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot cycled the fuel selector from the left wing tank to the right wing tank and back, but engine power was not restored. During the subsequent forced landing, the airplane touched down and struck a barbed wire fence, which resulted in substantial damage to the wing and elevator, and then it came to rest upright. Examination of the left wing, right wing, and fuselage fuel tanks revealed no fuel in any of the fuel tanks. No fuel odor was noted, and no evidence of fuel spillage was found at the scene. The airplane was refueled, and the continuity of the 44-gallon fuel system was confirmed. Using the airplane's battery and fuel system, the engine started immediately, accelerated smoothly, and ran continuously without interruption. According to the Owners Handbook, the fuel consumption rate at 75-percent power was 9 gallons per hour at sea level, and consumption rates increased with altitude even with the mixture properly leaned.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper preflight planning, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

11 Jan 1964 N6919B Non commercial 0 Springfield, Vermont sub


Revision history:

20-Aug-2013 05:00 Geno Added
20-Aug-2013 05:01 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 09:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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