Report says pilot ran out of fuel just short of airport

 

February 25, 2021



PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - The crash of a small plane in waters near Port Angeles, Washington, in late January that killed a Kodiak man occurred after the plane apparently ran out of fuel a few miles from an airport, The National Transportation Safety Board said.

The agency said in a report of preliminary findings Feb. 18 that the Cessna 170A airplane with only the pilot aboard left Kodiak on Jan. 25, then refueled and departed from Ketchikan on Jan. 26.

The man texted his mother that afternoon saying a severe headwind was causing concern about whether he had enough fuel to complete the fli...



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