Fuel exhaustion Accident Piper PA-30 N7522Y, Friday 14 January 1966
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Date:Friday 14 January 1966
Time:15:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-30
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7522Y
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:near Preston Glenn Field, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Preston Glenn Field, Lynchburg, Virginia (LYH/KLYH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) January 14 1966 when stalled, spun in and crashed on final approach to Preston Glenn Field, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia. According to the following extracts from the official NTSB report into the accident:

"PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PRE FLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING; PILOT BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED. COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAME OUT IN BOTH ENGINES DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND".

Of the three persons on board, the pilot and one passenger were killed. The other passenger was seriously injured. The aircraft was previously been substantially damaged in an earlier accident on October 17 1965 when it crashed at Shelburne, Vermont (see link #3). It was repaired and returned to service, only to crash for the second and final time on January 14 1966 as per the above.

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC66A0074
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC66A0074 at https://www.ntsb.gov/GILS/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=72092&key=0
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=7522Y
3. NTSB Identification: NYC66F0348 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=72780&key=0
4. http://planecrashmap.com/plane/va/N7522Y/

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
02-Mar-2016 23:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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