NTSB Identification: NYC88LA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38219.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 16, 1988 in LAKEVILLE, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA, registration: N9022L
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

ACCORDING TO THE ACFT OWNER, N9022L'S FUEL TANKS WERE ONLY ONE QUARTER FULL OF FUEL WHEN THE PLT TOOK OFF. THE PAX SAID THAT AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR OF FLYING THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGHLY AND THEN IT FINALLY QUIT. THE PLT MADE AN UNSUCCESSFUL FORCED LANDING. AN FAA INSPECTOR VERIFIED THAT THE ACFT FUEL TANKS CONTAINED ONLY A RESIDUAL AMOUNT OF FUEL AT THE ACCIDENT SITE. LATER THE ENGINE WAS SUCCESSFULLY TEST RUN.

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..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

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

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