NTSB Identification: ATL87LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33752.
Accident occurred Friday, June 05, 1987 in GREER, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N2846N
Injuries: 4 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.

ENGINE QUIT DURING DESCENT FOR LANDING. PIC LNDED IN FIELD, LEFT WING STRUCK TREE AND WAS SEPARATED FROM ACFT. PIC RPTED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS. ON POST CRASH EXAM ENG RAN PROPERLY AND RIGHT WING FUEL QUANTITY SYS WAS OPERABLE. NO FUEL STAINS WERE SEEN ON THE ACFT. PRE FLT FUEL CONSUMPTION ESTIMATE PROVIDED BY PIC MATCHED PILOT HANDBOOK PERFORMANCE CHARTS. PIC STATED THAT FUEL TANKS WERE FILLED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE BUT WERE NOT COMPLETELY FULL. STATED USEABLE FUEL CAPACITY IS BASED ON FUEL NEARLY FLOWING OUT OF FUEL FILLER HOLE.

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

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