Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Accidents and Close Calls
Reload this Page >

IMAO PA-31 Navajo accident in France

Accidents and Close Calls Discussion on accidents, close calls, and other unplanned aviation events, so we can learn from them, and be better pilots ourselves.

IMAO PA-31 Navajo accident in France

Old 23rd Aug 2018, 14:20
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: world
Posts: 3,424
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
IMAO PA-31 Navajo accident in France


Ran out of fuel apparently!
Hotel Tango is offline  
Old 23rd Aug 2018, 15:39
  #2 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 60
Posts: 13,010
Received 565 Likes on 323 Posts
A Piper PA-31 crashed less than 5 km from the Limoges-Bellegarde Airport in France. Both occupants of the aircraft were seriously injured. The aircraft had left Limoges at 10:30, to carry out mapping work. The flight was originally scheduled to last four hours.
The pilot reportedly attempted an emergency landing due to a fuel shortage. The plane then struck the treetops lining the field.
treadigraph is online now  
Old 23rd Aug 2018, 17:16
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Timbukthree
Posts: 13
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Possible fuel management problem. Two recent PA-31 incidents in Canada have revealed some operators are using an unapproved, yet widely circulated, abbreviated checklist containing an error on in-flight fuel transfer.
evansb is offline  
Old 24th Aug 2018, 14:11
  #4 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: yyz
Posts: 111
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
No, they just didn't put on "mains" in the descent, and parked it on the freeway a few miles short with 2.5 hrs fuel remaining
rigpiggy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.