NTSB Identification: MKC88FA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37291.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 22, 1988 in EXCELSIOR SPGS, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N62526
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

DURING ARRIVAL AT NIGHT, AFTER USING FUEL FROM THE INBOARD TANKS, THE PLT SWITCHED TO THE OUTBOARD FUEL TANKS. SHORTLY, THEREAFTER, BOTH ENGS LOST POWER. THE PLT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY & OBTAINED VECTORS TO THE NEAREST AIRPORT, BUT WAS UNABLE TO REACH IT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING ABOUT 1/2 TO 1 MI FROM THE ARPT. NO USABLE FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE ACFT & THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL SPILLAGE AT THE ACDNT SCENE.

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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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