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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24402
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Date:28-JUN-1997
Time:18:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata MS.893
Owner/operator:AMD SaRL
Registration: F-BXDD
C/n / msn: 12577
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Guérin, Lot-et-Garonne -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Rion-des-Landes (LFIL)
Destination airport:Marmande (:FDM)
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
Forty seven minutes after takeoff from Rion-des-Landes towards Marmande the unit falls out of gas. The pilot landed the campaign.

Five days before, the pilot took off from Marmande to Rion-des-Landes with 160 liters of fuel on board to perform towing a banner campaign. Since takeoff, he had flown for 14 hours 32 and added 325 liters of gasoline.

Consumption calculation shows that 485 liters of fuel were used in 15 h 19 of flight, which gives an hourly consumption of 31.7 l / h. The flight manual states the hourly consumption of about 32 l / h at 65% power, 35 l / h at 70% and 38 l / h at 75%.

The pilot reported not having read the part of the flight manual on fuel consumption. He managed the fuel on the basis of an hourly consumption of 30 l / h value communicated by his employer.

Sources:

1. https://www.bea.aero/docspa/1997/f-dd970628/htm/f-dd970628.html
2. http://www.bea.aero/docspa/1997/f-dd970628/pdf/f-dd970628.pdf
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/rallye.pdf

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

18 Aug 1997 F-BXDD AMD SaRL 0 Berck-sur-Mer Aerodrome, Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Jan-2016 22:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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