This August 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12-D. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Harrison, Maine. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The mechanic who performed the last annual inspection on the Taylorcraft saw the 73-year-old pilot take the airplane out of the hangar. The mechanic noted that the main fuel tank indicator wire was all the way down, indicating a low quantity of fuel. He mentioned that to the pilot, who responded, ‘it sinks,’ [Read more...]