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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174897
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:28-MAR-2015
Time:10:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Denney Kitfox 4-1200 (Classic IV)
Owner/operator:Kerr John A
Registration: N195KF
C/n / msn: C94110085
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:SE of Newton, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Logan, UT (LGU)
Destination airport:Logan, UT (LGU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot departed for a local flight with an indication on the fuel gauges of approximately one quarter per tank of fuel. The pilot stated he did not perform a visual inspection of the fuel tanks during his pre-flight procedures. About 30 minutes into the flight, the pilot returned to the airport. Prior to reaching the airport, the engine quit due to fuel exhaustion. The pilot selected a field for a forced landing. During the landing, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage frame.

The pilot reported there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe of engine that would have precluded normal operation.

An examination of the airplane at the accident site by an FAA air safety inspector revealed there was no fuel in the tanks.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight inspection/planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion, and a loss of engine power en route.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20150331X85804&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=195KF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Mar-2015 18:53 Geno Added
28-Mar-2015 21:21 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2015 21:27 Geno Updated [Location, Narrative]
16-Apr-2015 23:17 Geno Updated [Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 12:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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