Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2010 Issue

July 10, 2010, Tulsa, Okla., Cessna 421 Golden Eagle

The airplane impacted trees and terrain at 2205 Central time following a fuel exhaustion event during visual approach. The private pilot and two pilot-rated passengers were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The airplane had a 196-gallon usable fuel capacity and was "topped off" before departing an airport in Michigan. A line serviceman for the fixed base operator providing the fuel observed the pilot performing a preflight inspection.

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