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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234960
Last updated: 6 May 2020
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Time:c. 19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2B
Registration: N487J
C/n / msn: 5127
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Flying Oaks Airport (2TE2), Lakeside, Fort Worth, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Flying Oaks Airport (2TE2)
Destination airport:Cleburne, TX (CPT)
The pilot reported that during his preflight inspection, he perceived the fuel tank was about half full of fuel.
After the airplane departed the airport and reached about 1,300 ft above ground level, the engine lost all power. The pilot turned back to the airport and selected a field for a forced landing, but realized the airplane was not able to glide to that field and so he selected a closer field. The airplane landed hard and nosed over, which damaged the vertical stabilizer and rudder. Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed the fuel tank contained about 1 gallon of fuel. Following the accident, the pilot stated he misread the fuel gauge.

FAA (photo)

Revision history:

11-Apr-2020 05:36 Geno Added
13-Apr-2020 13:52 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2020 14:31 RobertMB Updated [Nature, Source]
20-Apr-2020 13:59 The2ndBaron Updated [Destination airport]
22-Apr-2020 08:58 Pilot96 Updated [Phase, Narrative]
06-May-2020 07:47 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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