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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74391
Last updated: 10 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-24-250 Comanche
Owner/operator:Rocky Mountain Air
Registration: N5933P
C/n / msn: 24-1021
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Highway 95, 10 miles S of Jordan Valley, Oregon -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Pocatello, ID (PIH)
Destination airport:Boise, ID (BOI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that while en route to his destination, he noted that he forgot his approach charts. The destination airport was under instrument meteorological conditions. Therefore, the pilot attempted unsuccessfully to find a nearby airport that would allow him to land under visual conditions. While attempting to find a VFR airport, both left and right main fuel tanks ran out of fuel. The pilot estimated that he had approximately five gallons of fuel in each tip tank, and elected to initiate a precautionary landing on a highway. During the landing roll, the aircraft collided with a road marker sign.

Probable Cause: Inadequate preflight planning/preparation. Unsuitable terrain was selected for landing and a road sign were factors.


FAA register: 3.

Revision history:

18-May-2010 00:02 JINX Added
06-Mar-2015 21:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2015 21:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 10:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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