Over the years, we’ve seen all manner of aircraft destroyed and their occupants lost in incidents stemming from fuel mismanagement — airliners, executive aircraft, military fighters and even crop dusters. The NTSB took special notice of this situation recently in its report on the Aug. 14, 2016, loss of a Piper Navajo Chieftain (PA-31-325, N447SA) that crashed into terrain near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Regional Airport (KTCL) killing all six on board. The board determined the ...

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