NTSB Identification: NYC87LA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35335.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 28, 1987 in CAPE MAY, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N42138
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.

THE PIPER J3C-65 MADE AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT AT A BANNER PICKUP AND WAS MANEUVERING AT 400 FT IN A CLIMBING LEFT TURN FOR ANOTHER PICKUP WHEN A POWER LOSS OCCURRED. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A MARSH. THE PILOT REPORTED THE FUEL QUANITY GAUGE WAS INOPERATIVE AND CAUSED HIM TO EXHAUST HIS FUEL.

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 CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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