NTSB Identification: ATL90LA106.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43636.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 03, 1990 in CARTERSVILLE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24, registration: N7868P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRPLANE WAS FUELED & FLOWN 2.7 HOURS FROM PANAMA CITY FL TO NASHVILLE TN 11 DAYS PRIOR. THE PILOT SAID HE KEPT THE MIXTURE RICH UNTIL THE LAST HOUR OF THE FLIGHT. WITHOUT REFUELING HE LEFT NASHVILLE FOR THE ACCIDENT FLIGHT TO CHAMBLEE GA. ONE HOUR AFTER TAKE OFF BOTH TANKS WENT DRY AT THE SAME TIME, THE PILOT SAID. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO FUEL REMAINED IN THE AIRPLANE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER USE OF THE ENGINE FUEL MIXTURE CONTROL WHICH RESULTED IN FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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