Fuel exhaustion Accident Piper PA-28-181 N2205Z,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356351
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Date:Wednesday 1 January 1997
Time:16:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-181
Registration: N2205Z
MSN: 28-7990401
Total airframe hrs:4974 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A4M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Florence, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Miami, FL (KMIA)
Destination airport:(KFLO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was cleared for an instrument approach in instrument flight conditions. The right fuel gauge indicated empty, and the left fuel gauge indicated about 3 gallons of fuel. The engine started to sputter and quit. The airplane became VFR and collided with trees and a house. The pilot informed law enforcement personnel that the airplane ran out of fuel. There was no odor or visible evidence of fuel present at the crash site. About 1/2 ounce of fuel was drained from the carburetor bowl. The propeller and flywheel were replaced. The engine started and developed power.

Probable Cause: The pilot-in-command's improper management of fuel resulting in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA97LA055
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
27 December 1993 N2205Z Enterprise Seven Leasing, Inc. 0 N. Myrtle Beach, SC sub


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