NTSB Identification: NYC88LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38095.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 1988 in WANTAGH, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N6110V
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PILOT WAS ON A RETURN VFR FLIGHT TO REPUBLIC AIRPORT AFTER HAVING REPAIRS PERFORMED ON THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE POWER LOSS AND PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING WITH THE GEARS RETRACTED. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED BETWEEN TWO SAND DUNES AND INCURRED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THERE WAS NO FUEL ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE FUEL GAUGE STILL READ FULL WHEN THE POWER LOSS OCCURRED AFTER FLYING FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION



Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INCORRECT



Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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