Fuel exhaustion Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander N4865X, 24 Jun 2005
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 293560
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Time:07:56 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Stan Bybee
Registration: N4865X
MSN: 2060R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mountain Home, Idaho -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Mountain Home, ID (U76)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he had just dumped a load of pesticide and was returning to the airport, knowing that he was low on fuel. About 1/2 mile short of the runway, the engine lost power due to fuel exhaustion. During the forced landing on a highway, he overtook a heavy truck during the landing roll. The right wing came in contact with the truck and the aircraft subsequently traveled off the north side of the road and down an embankment before coming to rest.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate in-flight decision by failing to refuel resulting in fuel exhaustion during cruise flight and the loss of engine power. A vehicle was a factor in the on ground collision.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report
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10-Oct-2022 07:37 ASN Update Bot Added

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