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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44766
Last updated: 17 September 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:01-AUG-2004
Time:16:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7XD
C/n / msn: 2026PD
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Collinsville, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Iola, KS (K88)
Destination airport:Sanger, TX (T58)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The 625-hour pilot was returning home from a long cross country flight in his single-engine experimental airplane, when the engine stopped producing power approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes after he last fueled. The pilot made a forced landing to a grass field on private property. Examination of the airplane reveled that the fuel tanks were intact and empty. The pilot had recently installed an overhauled engine on the airplane, which burned an average of 11.5 gallons of fuel per hour. The total fuel capacity of the airplane was 32 gallons, and the usable fuel was approximately 31 gallons.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper in-flight planning, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040809X01173&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]