Fuel exhaustion Accident Eipper Quicksilver MX II Sprint N403BP, 06 Aug 2011
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138561
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Type:Eipper Quicksilver MX II Sprint
Registration: N403BP
MSN: 0662
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Douglas, KS -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Douglass, KS (SN52)
Destination airport:Douglass, KS (SN52)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, while conducting a local flight, the airplane's engine began to lose power. The pilot was unable to maintain altitude and the airplane began to descend. The pilot initially chose a field in which to land, but a barbed wire fence obstructed the selected landing area. The pilot then attempted to land past the barbed wire fence; however, the airplane stalled and impacted terrain. The hard landing resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. An examination of the airplane revealed a lack of fuel throughout the fuel system. After adding fuel to the airplane's fuel tanks, the engine operated normally.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s improper fuel management, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.


FAA register: https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110808X91301&key=1

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

16-Sep-2011 10:59 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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