NTSB Identification: NYC88LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37504.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 10, 1988 in HONESDALE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5A, registration: N26869
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM RUNWAY 35 AT CHERRY RIDGE AIRPORT, HONESDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE POWER LOSS AND CRASHED ABOUT 200 FEET OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE TANKS. THE PLT FAILED TO FILE AN ACC REPORT. THE ACFT WAS FOUND IN A WOODED SWAMP A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE RWY AND TO THE LEFT OF THE RWY CENTERLINE. THE ENG WAS TEST RUN AFTER THE ACC AND RAN NORMALLY. THE ACFT WAS PLACARDED FOR USE OF AUTO FUEL.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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