NTSB Identification: NYC89LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38394.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 24, 1988 in PRINCETON, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-44-180T, registration: N91PA
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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 ACFT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER OF BOTH ENGINES AND CRASHED INTO TREES NEAR PRINCETON AIRPORT, PRINCETON, NJ. THE PILOT FLEW 4.5 HRS AND AFTER A MISSED APPROACH ONE ENGINE QUIT. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE PRINCETON AIRPORT THE OTHER ENGINE QUIT. ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER OF THE ACFT, 4.5 HRS WOULD USE ALL BUT RESERVE FUEL AT OPTIMUM CRUISE AT 16,000 FT. CRUISE AT LOWER ALT OR AT HIGHER POWER WOULD USE MORE FUEL.

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..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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