NTSB: 2019 Crash Caused By Aircraft Fuel Error | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-10.25.21

Airborne-Unlimited-10.19.21

Airborne-Unlimited-10.20.21

Airborne-Unlimited-10.21.21

Airborne Unlimited-10.22.21

ANN LIVE Coverage of AEA 2021 Is Archived at www.airborne-live.net

Tue, Aug 31, 2021

NTSB: 2019 Crash Caused By Aircraft Fuel Error

Crash That Killed Tampa Doctor Caused By Wrong Fuel

The NTSB has released a report detailing the October 2019 crash that killed pilot Daniel Greenwald, 59, of Tampa Florida. The report reveals that the plane crash was due to dual engine failure after the aircraft was filled with Jet A fuel instead of Avgas.

After the engines failed, Greenwald’s “exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack” resulted in an aerodynamic stall and loss of control of the plane shortly after taking off. Inadequate supervision of fuel servicing was a contributing factor to the crash, according to the report.

Greenwald was the only occupant of the plane.

Greenwald left Tampa’s Peter O. Knight airport around 6:45 am on October 5, 2019, and arrived at Kokomo Municipal at 10:27 am, with his plan to train another pilot in the Piper Aerostar 602P. An airport worker told investigators that during Greenwald’s approach to the airport in the Aerostar, the worker asked Greenwald if he wanted jet fuel in the plane and Greenwald replied yes.

The employee involved stated the Aerostar looked like a jet plane, but it is actually a propeller plane with twin engines that need to run with standard low lead aviation gasoline.

A lawsuit was concluded for $700,000 to Greenwald’s estate with the city of Kokomo earlier in 2021, which represents the maximum amount allowed under Indiana’s tort claim laws.

Greenwald was a doctor in Tampa who was loved by his patients. He volunteered overseas providing free medical care for those who could not otherwise afford it.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.22.21): Remote Communications Outlet (RCO)

Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) An unmanned communications facility remotely controlled by air traffic personnel. RCOs serve FSSs. Remote Transmitter/Receivers (RTR) serve termi>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.22.21)

Aero Linx: The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI - The World Air Sports Federati>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.22.21)

“For Amedeo, sustainable aviation is more than aspirational and we are committed and focused on partnerships in sustainable aviation that will define the next three decades i>[...]

Airborne 10.20.21: Mooney 4 Sale, Ruddervator Bounty, United Backs Off

Also: Private Airport Under Fire, Soyuz Returns, Volocopter’s VoloDrone, Nat’l Av Hall of Fame An interesting rumor has made its way through the inboxes of aviation ent>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.23.21): Runway Heading

Runway Heading The magnetic direction that corresponds with the runway centerline extended, not the painted runway number. When cleared to “fly or maintain runway heading,&rd>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2021 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC