NTSB Identification: ATL89FA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38415.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 05, 1988 in MC DONOUGH, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2407L
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE FLIGHT EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING TO AN OPEN FIELD BUT CRASHED SHORT. THE INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED THAT THE PILOT WAS NOT CERTIFICATED AS AN AIRMAN AND HE DID NOT HAVE THE PERMISSION OF THE OWNER TO FLY THE AIRPLANE. THE INVESTIGATION ALSO FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE AIRPLANE. HOWEVER, NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE AIRPLANE FUEL SYSTEM NOR FUEL SPILLAGE AROUND THE WRECKAGE. THE PILOT DID NOT REFUEL BEFORE THE FLIGHT. THE PILOT DID NOT SUBMIT AN ACCIDENT REPORT.
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:REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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