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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198671
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA20
Registration: N992CT
C/n / msn: C0092
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Payson, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Cedar City, UT (CDC)
Destination airport:Spanish Fork, UT (U77)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, while on a cross-country flight, the weather deteriorated at the destination airport. He decided to complete a touch-and-go landing at an airport along the route and then return to the departure airport. The student pilot further reported that, when he began the flight back to his original point of departure, the airplane had about 3/4 tank of fuel remaining, and a headwind was present. About 10 to 15 nautical miles from the original departure airport, the fuel supply was exhausted, and the student pilot made a forced landing in a field. During the forced landing, the right wing struck a tree and was substantially damaged.
The student pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper in-flight fuel planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 13:56 ASN Update Bot Added

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