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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174016
Last updated: 14 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22-160
Registration: N8718D
C/n / msn: 22-5899
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Carefree, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Payson, AZ (PAN)
Destination airport:Falcon Field, AZ (FFZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airline transport pilot reported that the airplane's engine lost power during cruise, and the airplane collided with rocks during the emergency landing on a beach. At the accident site, the right fuel tank was discovered to be empty, and the fuel selector positioned to the right tank. Recovery personnel operating under the supervision of FAA personnel, successfully ran the engine up to 2,300 rpm at a follow-up examination.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate fuel management by his failure to switch the fuel tank selector position, which resulted in fuel starvation, a loss of engine power.



Revision history:

21-Feb-2015 18:27 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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