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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13909
Last updated: 22 August 2019
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Date:13-FEB-1981
Time:22:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N9242T
C/n / msn: 38-78A0290
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Del Rio International Airport, 2 miles NW of Del Rio, Val Verde County -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hereford Municipal Airport, Hereford, Texas (KHRX)
Destination airport:Del Rio International Airport, Del Rio, Texas (KDRT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 13-02-1981 when stalled and crashed in a forced landing at/near Del Rio International Airport, two miles north west of Del Rio, in Val Verde County, Texas after a total engine failure, caused by fuel exhaustion. The NTSB report attributes the engine failure to "inadequate pre-flight preparation and/or planning, mismagement of fuel and fuel starvation", and notes that the pilot "continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW81FA033 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/Results.aspx?queryId=550bc2b4-076c-4ca3-b499-136bb7fe2810
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9242T


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
13-Feb-2016 22:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2016 23:11 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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