NTSB Identification: CHI87LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33589.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 08, 1987 in FLINT, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: AMERICAN AA5, registration: N5896L
Injuries: 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.

DURING A FORCED LANDING ON AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ABOUT TWO MILES FROM BISHOP AIRPORT, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A SIGNPOST AND A CONCRETE BRIDGE. THE PILOT HAD REPORTED THAT HE WAS OUT OF FUEL WHEN HE WAS ABOUT NINE MILES AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE BASED THE FUEL LEFT IN THE RIGHT TANK ON THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT THE LEFT TANK RAN ENGINE.

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:

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

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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