Fuel exhaustion Accident Aero Commander S2R N8962Q, 14 Jul 2005
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 293352
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Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aero Commander S2R
Registration: N8962Q
MSN: 1632R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Walnut, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Walnut, IL (KPVT)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during the agricultural application flight. The pilot reported that after takeoff he "sprayed" a field about 25 miles east of the departure airstrip. He stated that while returning to the airstrip, he experienced "fuel exhaustion four miles east of [the] runway" at 600 feet above ground level. He noted that he turned toward the north into the prevailing winds and executed a forced landing into a corn field. The pilot stated that there were no malfunctions associated with the airplane prior to the accident.

Probable Cause: Fuel exhaustion due to the pilot's inadequate in-flight planning/decision. A contributing factor was the corn field.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 Sep 2011 N8962Q Private 0 Park Rapids, Minnesota sub


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09-Oct-2022 19:05 ASN Update Bot Added

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