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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174602
Last updated: 3 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76 Duchess
Registration: N6700D
C/n / msn: ME-283
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Green County near Juda, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Chicago
Destination airport:Monroe Muni (KEFT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that while en route to his destination, he experienced a loss of power to his left engine about 10 miles from the airport. Shortly after, the right engine experienced a loss of power, and the pilot maneuvered the airplane for an off-airport landing on a paved road.
During the descent, the airplane struck power lines along the side of the road, causing substantial damage to the left wing. Upon subsequent investigation by a Federal Aviation Administration air safety inspector, it was determined that the airplane's fuel tanks were empty.

Probable Cause and Findings
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper fuel planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion, and a loss of engine power en route.



Revision history:

17-Mar-2015 01:47 Geno Added
17-Mar-2015 01:48 Geno Updated [Total occupants]
17-Mar-2015 12:15 Anon. Updated [Registration, Embed code]
12-Oct-2017 07:30 Stratolifter Updated [Registration, Embed code]
12-Oct-2017 07:32 harro Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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