NTSB Identification: SEA90LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41424.
Accident occurred Friday, June 29, 1990 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6452P
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

A WHEELS-UP LANDING WAS MADE APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES SHORT OF THE DESTINATION AFTER THE PILOT DECLARED THAT HE WAS OUT OF FUEL. DURING PREFLIGHT, HE HAD USED A DIPSTICK TO CHECK THE FUEL QUANTITY. HOWEVER, HE HAD MISREAD THE DIPSTICK, SINCE THE AIRCRAFT WAS PARKED TAIL-LOW ON AN INCLINE.

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

FUEL EXHAUSTION, DUE TO THE PILOT'S IMPROPER CHECK OF THE FUEL WITH A DIPSTICK BEFORE TAKEOFF, WHICH RESULTED IN AN INADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FUEL.

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