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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207609
Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Date:14-MAR-2018
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic T18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Thorp T-18
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N118RG
C/n / msn: 001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Johnson County, Cleburne, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cleburne, TX (TX46)
Destination airport:Cleburne, TX (TX46)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The private pilot reported that the engine was running roughly after he departed on the local flight; after troubleshooting to no avail, he decided to return to the airport. He stated that he “mistakenly landed in a pasture, short of the runway,” and the airplane struck a tree. Although the pilot reported that the fuel line was not feeding fuel to the engine, he also reported that he believed he ran out of fuel; examination of the airplane revealed no evidence of fuel. Because of the pilot’s belief that he ran out of fuel and the lack of evidence of fuel at the accident site, it is likely that the engine lost power due to fuel exhaustion.




Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180319X10521&key=1

FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=118RG

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Mar-2018 18:40 Geno Added
16-Mar-2018 19:41 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 07:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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