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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174016
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:17-JAN-2004
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-160
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N8718D
C/n / msn: 22-5899
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Carefree, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Payson, AZ (PAN)
Destination airport:Falcon Field, AZ (FFZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airline transport pilot reported that the airplane's engine lost power during cruise, and the airplane collided with rocks during the emergency landing on a beach. At the accident site, the right fuel tank was discovered to be empty, and the fuel selector positioned to the right tank. Recovery personnel operating under the supervision of FAA personnel, successfully ran the engine up to 2,300 rpm at a follow-up examination.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate fuel management by his failure to switch the fuel tank selector position, which resulted in fuel starvation, a loss of engine power.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040203X00152&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Feb-2015 18:27 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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