NTSB Identification: ERA14IA249
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Incident occurred Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Warren, VT
Aircraft: EMBRAER EMB-110P1, registration: N116WA
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On May 21, 2014, about 0733 eastern daylight time, an Embraer EMB-110P1, N116WA, experienced a total loss of power in both engines while in cruise flight. The pilot subsequently made an emergency landing at Warren-Sugarbush Airport (0B7), Warren, Vermont. The certificated commercial pilot was not injured and the airplane sustained minor damage to the left wing flap. The airplane was registered to Piper East, Inc and was operated by Wiggins Airways Inc as Wiggins Airways Cargo Flight 1042, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed for the flight that had departed Manchester International Airport (MHT), Manchester, New Hampshire about 0700 with an intended destination of Burlington International Airport (BTV), Burlington, Vermont.
The pilot reported to an investigator with the Vermont Aeronautics division that while in cruise flight at 8000 feet above mean sea level, the right engine "shutdown" and subsequently the left engine "shutdown." He declared an emergency and selected "nearest airport" on the airplane's GPS. However, the nearest airport, that had a runway greater than 3000 feet in length, a limitation set in the GPS, was beyond the airplane's glide capability. He subsequently noticed 0B7 about 5 miles away and began to setup for the approach to the runway. Immediately upon touchdown he utilized "aggressive braking: and the left tire deflated, the airplane veered to the left, the left main landing gear departed the paved portion of the runway, and subsequently the right tire deflated.
According to a Vermont Aeronautics investigator, tire skid marks began about 475 feet after the runway threshold, the left main landing gear departed the paved portion of the runway 942 feet past the initial tire skid marks, and the airplane came to rest 1509 feet past the initial tire skid marks, with 590 feet of runway remaining. Examination of the fuel tanks utilizing both the airplane's fuel gauges in the cockpit and the dripless stick method revealed that both fuel tanks were devoid of fuel.
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