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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165950
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Date:13-APR-2014
Time:17:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18-135 Super Cub
Owner/operator:Yellow Media Group
Registration: N2875D
MSN: 18-1931
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near Barrio Beatriz, Cayey -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Mercedita Airpo, PR (TJPS)
Destination airport:San Juan, PR (TJIG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, following an uneventful banner-tow flight, he was returning the airplane to its home operating base when the engine began losing power. The pilotís attempts to restore engine power were unsuccessful, and he subsequently performed a forced landing to a forested area, which resulted in substantial damage to the airframe. Postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed that, despite the damage that the airframe incurred during the accident, both main wing fuel tanks remained intact. The fuel tanks and the fuel system were found absent of fuel. Examination of the engine revealed no evidence of a preimpact mechanical malfunction or failure.

Probable Cause: The pilotís improper fuel planning, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N2875D


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-May-2014 00:34 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 14:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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