Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2007 Issue

September 19, 2007, Chattanooga, Tenn., Beech B90

At 2015 Central time, the airplane made an emergency landing in a parking lot, colliding with cars and receiving substantial damage. Visual conditions prevailed. The airline transport pilot and three passengers received minor injuries. The pilot stated he observed all four fuel gauges were between the and full position during his pre-flight inspection and that he believed the airplane had been topped off prior to its last flight. After takeoff and as the airplane was leveling at FL210, the pilot happened "to look at the two left gauges and noticed that they were practically empty." He diverted but, while on short final, the left engine "quit" first, followed immediately by the right engine.

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