NTSB Identification: MIA88FA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35823.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 31, 1988 in POMPANO BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: TIMM N2T-1, registration: N60789
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PILOT EXPERIENCED COMPLETE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER WHILE ON SHORT FINAL. WHILE MAKING FORCED LANDING ON A CITY STREET THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A CAR. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT AND CRASH SITE REVEALED THE ACFT TO CONTAIN APPROX. 3 OUNCES OF FUEL WITH NO EVIDENCE OF LEAKAGE PRIOR TO THE CRASH OR AT THE CRASH SITE. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS WERE FOUND WITH THE ENGINE. THE PLT STATED SHE DEPARTED WITH 42 GALLONS OF FUEL. THE PAX STATED THEY FLEW APPROX. 3 HOURS. THE ENGINE IN THIS ACFT BURNS BETWEEN 13.5 AND 14.5 GALLONS PER HOUR ACCORDING TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EAA WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE ACFT. THE ACFT'S MECHANICAL FUEL GAUGE HAD BEEN STUCK ON 34 GALLONS. THERE IS NO OTHER METHOD TO CHECK FUEL QUANTITY IN THE ACFT EXCEPT BY THE GAUGE. THE PILOT'S MEDICAL CERTIFICATE EXPIRED 34 MONTHS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION



Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INCORRECT


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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