NTSB Identification: FTW87FA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33920.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 06, 1987 in FT.WORTH, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: ROCKWELL COMMANDER 112, registration: N1153J
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON 6/6/87 A ROCKWELL COMMANDER 112, N1153J, IMPACTED THE TERRAIN NEAR MEACHAM FIELD, FORTH WORTH, TEXAS WHILE ON A PHOTOGRAPHY FLIGHT. THE PILOT HAD BEEN CLEARED TO LAND ON RUNWAY 16L WHEN THE TOWER CHANGED THE RUNWAY ASSIGNMENT TO 16R. THE PILOT ADDED POWER AND THE ENGINE QUIT CAUSING THE PILOT TO ATTEMPT A FORCED LANDING TO THE OFF RAMP OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 820. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN ROUGH, UNEVEN TERRAIN AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PILOT AND TWO PASSENGERS ONBOARD WERE NOT INJURED. THE PILOT PLACED THE FUEL TANK SELECTOR ON THE RIGHT TANK DURING THE LANDING SEQUENCE. INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO FUEL IN THE ENGINE, LESS THAN 1 QT IN THE RT WING TK AND APPROX 17 GALS IN THE LEFT WING TANK.

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 TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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