NTSB Identification: FTW77FPG87
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of WESTERN AIR EX
Aircraft: BEECH D18S, registration: N240E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3203  77/9/21    PINE BLUFF,AR       BEECH D18S          CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 55, 23480
        TIME - 1335                    N240E               PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            TOTAL HOURS, 2000 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - GRIDER
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          BUFFALO,NY                  HOUSTON,TX                   PINE BLUFF,AR
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISMANAGEMENT OF FUEL
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL STARVATION
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-2 ENGINES
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- OVER 20 GALLONS OF FUEL FOUND IN LEFT MAIN TANK.

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