NTSB Identification: NYC88LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37484.
Accident occurred Friday, February 05, 1988 in HAMMONTON, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N2126J
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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS AFTER TAKEOFF AT ABOUT 100 FEET AGL NEAR THE END OF RWY 30. HE SAID THE ACFT STALLED AT TREETOP LEVEL, COLLIDED WITH TREES, AND CAME TO REST IN A NOSEDOWN ATTITUDE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE INITIATED THE FLT WITH THE LEFT TANK 1/4 FULL AND THE RIGHT TANK 3/4 FULL. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO MECHANICAL DISCREPANCIES. THE ENGINE RAN SATISFACTORILY IN A TESTRUN ON THE ACFT, WITH AN EXTERNAL FUEL SOURCE.

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

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

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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