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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171878
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Date:03-DEC-2014
Time:17:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340
Owner/operator:American King Air (AKA) LLC
Registration: N340JC
MSN: 340-0162
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:NW of Riyadh-King Khalid Int'l Airport (OERK) -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Hurghada Int'l (HRG/HEGN)
Destination airport:Riyadh-King Khalid Int'l Airport (OERK)
Narrative:
The Cessna 340 which originated in Iraklion Greece, earlier that day made a fuelling stop in Hurghada, Egypt and continued to its intended destination of King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
At approximately 600 feet altitude, the left engine sputtered and quit and ten seconds later the right engine quit. The pilot quickly notified the Air Traffic Control Tower of the emergency due to the loss of power in both engines. The airplane touched down on the desert like terrain outside the perimeter fence of the airport, skidding and then hit a pile of rocky earthen rubble.
The Pilot Monitoring (PM) broke his left wrist during the accident. The other pilot did not incur any injury.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage. And it was written off.

The investigation concluded that the aircraft’s fuel exhaustion resulted in the subsequent off airport landing. The Pilot-In-Command (PIC) did not accurately calculate the required fuel necessary to complete the flight from Hurghada to Riyadh. The flight crew was aware that the quantity of fuel onboard the aircraft was low but did not notify ATC of the pending fuel shortage. The flight crew may have encountered continuation bias, which relates to continuing the approach into OERK, believing they may be able to land the aircraft safety.

Sources:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/saudi-arabia-says-2-americans-hurt-plane-crash-173434295.html
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N340JC
http://americankingair.com/wordpress/
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154887148465384&set=gm.879945728705732&type=1

AIB-2014-0293

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Dec-2014 18:32 harro Added
03-Dec-2014 20:03 FERRYAIR Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
03-Dec-2014 20:06 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
03-Dec-2014 20:12 harro Updated [Source]
03-Dec-2014 23:40 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
07-Dec-2014 19:12 harro Updated [Narrative]
07-Dec-2014 19:13 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase]
22-Oct-2019 18:58 harro Updated [Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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