Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2002 Issue

December 26, Kennesaw, Ga. / Piper Warrior

At about 21:52 eastern time, a Piper PA-28-161 crashed into wires near Kennesaw. The pilot and passenger reported no injuries. The pilot said he left Cleveland, Ohio, about five hours, two minutes before the accident. He had planned to stop for fuel in Knoxville, Tenn., but while on approach concluded he had enough fuel to make it to Clayton County Airport. En route to Clayton County, he checked his fuel status and decided he still had sufficient fuel to reach the airport. A short time later his right tank went dry, but he estimated he still had 25 minutes of fuel in his left tank. He changed his destination to the nearest airport, about 10 minutes away. He ran out of fuel about 3.5 miles fr...

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