Fuel exhaustion Incident Cessna 340A VH-XGL, 24 Jan 1991
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206373
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 340A
Registration: VH-XGL
MSN: 340A-0739
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:17km E of Ceduna, SA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Parkes, NSW
Destination airport:Ceduna, SA
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft was about 20km short of the intended destination when the engines failed from what the pilot believed to be a complete fuel exhaustion. A MAYDAY call was transmitted and the pilot descended through cloud and sea mist. Fortunately, as the pilot regained visibility, he noticed a whitish track in the beam of the landing lights and he was able to manoeuvre and extend the landing gear in the remaining height available. The landing gear did not fully extend by the time the aircraft touched down on the dirt road. The aircraft slid some 50-60 metres on its undercarriage before the left wing struck some roadside scrub, causing the aircraft to slew about 150 degrees as it came to rest.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

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20-Feb-2018 15:36 Pineapple Added

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