NTSB Identification: FTW87LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32637.
Accident occurred Monday, March 09, 1987 in GEORGE WEST, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N178S
Injuries: 1 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.

AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH POWER LINES DURING FORCED LANDING DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. OWNER HAS NOT RESPONDED TO LETTERS. WARRANT WAS ISSUED FOR ARREST OF PERSON THOUGHT TO BE PILOT. AIRCRAFT HAD TRACES OF MARIJUANA ON BOARD.

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:

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLT WITH INADQT EN ROUTE/DESTN FACILITIES..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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