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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135295
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Type:Silhouette image of generic T34P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft T-34B Mentor
Owner/operator:North Island Navy Flying Club
Registration: N20684
MSN: BG-10
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hammond, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Live Oak, FL (24J)
Destination airport:Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Approximately 3 hours into the cross-country flight, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot attempted to restart the engine; however, the attempts were unsuccessful. Due to the night conditions, the pilot executed a forced landing to "the lightest colored area of vegatation." During the forced landing, the airplane impacted trees and the terrain, and came to rest upright. An FAA inspector, who responded to the accident site, reported that "there was no fuel in the fuel tanks," and no evidence of fuel was found at the accident site.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate inflight planning/decision resulting in fuel exhaustion and the loss of engine power. A contributing factor was the night light conditions.


ex.US Navy/Bu140676.


Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2022 14:00 A.J.Scholten Updated [Source]

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