NTSB Identification: CHI74AC016
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of FTI AVIATION
Aircraft: AERO COMDR 520, registration: N2634B

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3982  73/8/25    MICHIGAN CITY,IND   AERO COMDR 520      CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 2030                    N2634B              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            AGE 35, 2576 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            23 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MICH CTY MUNI
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          TRAVERSE CITY,MICH          MICHIGAN CITY,IND
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            LANDING: TRAFFIC PATTERN-CIRCLING
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISMANAGEMENT OF FUEL
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INATTENTIVE TO FUEL SUPPLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL EXHAUSTION
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-2 ENGINES
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- PLT MISUNDERSTOOD FUEL GAGE PLACARD.

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