NTSB Identification: LAX87LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35721.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 29, 1987 in KAHULUI, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/01/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 402A, registration: N4588Q
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT REQD AN 'IMMEDIATE DOWNWIND' TO RTRN TO THE ARPT & WAS CLRD TO LAND. WHEN ASKED IF EQUIP-MENT WAS NEEDED, HE REPLIED, 'NEGATIVE, SIR, A LITTLE MATTER OF FUEL.' A WITNESS SAID THE ACFT APPEARED VERY LOW ON FINAL APCH WITH BOTH PROPS TURNING. THE ACFT CRASH LNDD SHORT OF THE RWY, WENT THRU A PERIMETER FENCE & CAME TO REST ON AN INCLINE ABT 10' SHORT OF THE RWY. THE PLT RCVD A HEAD INJURY & COULDN'T REMEMBER MANY DETAILS OF THE OCCURRENCE. IN AN EARLY INTERVIEW, HE INDCD THERE WAS A PARTIAL PWR LOSS & THE ACFT YAWED, BUT HE COULDN'T REMEMBER WHICH ENG 'CUT OUT FIRST.' LATER, HE WAS UNABLE TO RECALL LOSING PWR. SIX GAL OF FUEL WAS FND IN THE L MAIN TANK, ABT 1.5 GAL WAS IN THE R MAIN TANK. THE LEFT FUEL SLCTR WAS FND IN THE 'MAIN' PSN, BUT DUE TO DMG & RESCUE ACTIVITIES, THE PSN OF THE R FUEL SLCTR WAS NOT DETERMINED. BOTH AUX PUMP SWS WERE IN THE 'OFF' PSN. THE L PROP CTL WAS IN THE FEATHER PSN, BUT NEITHER PROP HAD FEATHERED. EACH MAIN TANK HELD 1 GAL OF UNUSABLE FUEL. A TEST OF THE PLT'S BLOOD SHOWED 0.045% ALCOHOL.

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:

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LOW LEVEL



Contributing Factors

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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