NTSB Identification: ATL88DKG06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36117.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 10, 1988 in CHAMBLEE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: Christen Industries EAGLE II, registration: N722HS
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

ABOUT TWO MINUTES AFTER LEVEL OFF AT CRUISE ALTITUDE THE ENGINE LOST POWER. EMERGENCY ACTIONS BY THE PILOT/BUILDER WERE UNSUCCESSFUL IN RESTARTING THE ENGINE. AN ATTEMPT TO REACH THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT WAS MADE, BUT ALTITUDE WAS INSUFFICIENT. AN OFF AIRPORT LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED BUT NO CLEAR AREAS WERE AVAILABLE. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH SOME TREES AND A HOUSE. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE AIRCRAFT FUEL TANKS. THE OWNER REPORTED THAT HE USED A DIP-STICK TO CHECK THE FUEL SUPPLY THE DAY PRIOR TO THIS FLIGHT. HE DID NOT RECHECK THE FUEL SUPPLY PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

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

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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