NTSB Identification: NYC87LA144.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34920.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 09, 1987 in CALDWELL, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F, registration: N9374V
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DRG A NGT TAKEOFF, THE ENG LOST PWR SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF & THE PLT CHOSE AN AREA AWAY FROM BLDGS & OBSTRUCTIONS FOR AN EMERG LANDING. HOWEVER, DRG THE LANDING, THE ACFT WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED. AN EXAM REVEALED THE RGT FUEL TANK WAS EMPTY & THE LEFT TANK HAD ONLY RESIDUAL FUEL REMAINING. THE FUEL INJECTOR WAS DAMAGED DRG THE ACDNT. AFTER IT WAS REPLACED, THE ENG OPERATED SATISFACTORILY DRG A TEST RUN.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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