On September 19, 1993, at 2130 central daylight time, a Piper Pa-23-250, N5309Y, registered to the Emmetsburg Medical Clinic, Emmetsburg, Iowa, undershot the runway following a loss of engine power on one engine during an ILS approach. The accident occurred at the Spencer Airport, Spencer, Iowa, during a business flight. Visual meteological conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan had been filed. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The flight originated from Prarie Du Chien, Wisconsin, on September 20, 1993, at 2000 cdt. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that while on final approach the right fuel tank ran dry. He stated he failed to switch the tanks and a total loss of power occurred on the right engine. The airplane touched down in rough terrain approximately 1,000 short of runway 12.