NTSB Identification: LAX06CA299.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 27, 2006 in Safford, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2007
Aircraft: Beech 95-55, registration: N9412Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
While on final approach, the airplane experienced a total loss of power to both engines and collided with terrain short of the runway. Prior to departure, the pilot purchased fuel for the 635 nautical mile cross-country flight. While en route he noticed the airplane was encountering headwind conditions. With the airplane about 3 miles from the destination airport, the pilot extended the landing gear and aligned the airplane on final approach. Shortly thereafter, both engines experienced a loss of power. The airplane descended rapidly and collided with terrain about 0.25 to 0.5 miles short of the runway. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane. He stated that the engines lost power due to fuel exhaustion.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadequate in-flight planning/decision and inaccurate fuel consumption calculations, which led to fuel exhaustion and total loss of power to both engines. Full narrative available
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