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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35725
Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Date:01-SEP-1992
Time:16:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23-19
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2377W
C/n / msn: MB-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Picayune, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Patterson, LA (PTN)
Destination airport:Picayune, MS (PCU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PRIVATE PILOT AND ONE PASSENGER DEPARTED ON A 2 HOUR FLIGHT WITH ABOUT 20 GALLONS OF FUEL IN EACH FUEL TANK. THE AIRPLANE WAS NOT FOUND UNTIL 2 DAYS LATER, BURNED IN A WOODED AREA. THE FUEL CONSUMPTION FOR 2 HOURS WOULD BE ABOUT 19 GALLONS. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND ON THE LEFT TANK AND THE LEFT WING EXHIBITED LESS FIRE DAMAGE THAN THE RIGHT WING. NO EVIDENCE OF POWERPLANT OR AIRFRAME PREEXISTING FAILURES WERE FOUND. CAUSE: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT IN COMMAND TO PLACE THE FUEL SELECTOR ON THE FULLEST TANK, RESULTING IN AN ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO FUEL STARVATION OVER UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X15743


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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