NTSB Identification: MIA88LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36379.
Accident occurred Monday, April 18, 1988 in MCDAVID, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2322F
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 STATED THAT THE FLT WAS 15 MILES FROM THE DESTINATION & HAD BEEN DIVERTED DUE TO HAZE. WHILE FLYING AT AN ALT OF APROX 2,000 FT, THE ENG QUIT DUE TO NON-MECHANICAL REASONS. HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART IT. THE PLT LANDED THE A/C ON A ROAD, DURING WHICH THE RT WINGTIP COLLIDED WITH A ROAD SIGN. THE A/C THEN SPUN TO THE RT, TRAVELLED OFF THE ROAD, COLLIDED WITH TREES, & CAME TO REST. POST-CRASH INSP OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE RT FUEL TANK CONTAINED NO USABLE FUEL. THE PLT STATED THAT HE ADDED FUEL TO THE LEFT TANK AFTER THE ACCIDENT IN AN ATTEMPT TO START THE ENG. AS A RESULT THE QUANTITY OF FUEL IN IT AT THE TIME OF THE LOSS OF POWER COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. HE ALSO STATED THAT IS WAS POSSIBLE THAT THE ENG QUIT DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

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

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