NTSB Identification: SEA89LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37430.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 17, 1988 in IDAHO FALLS, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N1963P
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.
PLT REPORTEDLY STOLE ACFT AND DEPARTED ABOUT MIDNIGHT IN SNOWSTORM. FOR 3 HOURS HE BUZZED LOCAL RESIDENCES VEHICLES UNTIL FUEL EXHAUSTION. FORCED LNDG MADE IN ROUGH FIELD. INVESTIGATION REVEALED PLT HAD LONG HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND HAD FALSIFIED MEDICAL CERTIFICATE APPLICATION DATA.
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
STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
OTHER PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION..PILOT IN COMMAND
PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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