Date & Time: Dec 16, 2008 at 2252 LT
Appleton - Milwaukee
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The on-demand cargo flight departed for the destination airport and was delayed en route due to repetitive destination airport closures. The closures were the result of snow-contaminated runways. The pilot then diverted to an alternate airport due to concerns about remaining fuel reserves. The airplane experienced a loss of engine power during an instrument approach at the alternate airport and impacted the ground about 200 yards short of the landing runway. A postaccident inspection of the airplane revealed no usable fuel on board.
The pilot’s improper fuel management, which resulted in a loss of engine power during an instrument landing due to fuel exhaustion.