NTSB Identification: ANC88LA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36993.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 1988 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCBC, registration: N3059G
Injuries: 2 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 PRIVATE PILOT AND HIS SON WERE RETURNING FROM A HUNTING TRIP WHEN THE AIRPLANE RAN OUT OF FUEL. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON AN UNLIGHTED ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TELEPHONE WIRE OR SMALL POWERLINE DURING THE APPROACH. THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD ON THE ROAD, AND BOUNCED OFF THE ROADWAY AND INTO THE ADJOINING BRUSH. THE PILOT SAID THAT HE HAD ELECTED TO DEVIATE AROUND AN AREA OF MARGINAL VFR WEATHER, AND USED A GREATER AMOUNT OF FUEL THAN ANTICIPATED. THE AIRPLANE LANDED ABOUT TWO MILES SHORT OF ITS INTENDED DESTINATION.
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
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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