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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13909
Last updated: 22 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Registration: N9242T
C/n / msn: 38-78A0290
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Del Rio International Airport, 2 miles NW of Del Rio, Val Verde County -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Hereford Municipal Airport, Hereford, Texas (KHRX)
Destination airport:Del Rio International Airport, Del Rio, Texas (KDRT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
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"


1. NTSB Identification: FTW81FA033 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

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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