NTSB Identification: ATL87LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34684.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 18, 1987 in EUBANK, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N1324T
Injuries: 2 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 PLT REPTD THAT HE WAS PLANNING A REFUEL STOP AT SHORT AIRPORT NEAR EUBANK, KY. SHORT IS A PRIVATE STRIP AND THE OWNER STATED THAT HE DID NOT HAVE FUEL AVAILABLE. THE PILOT REPTD THAT WHEN HE WAS ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AWAY, THE ENGINE 'QUIT AND HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART IT'. THE PILOT FURTHER INDICATED THAT HE HAD 'RUN OUT OF FUEL ON THE RIGHT TANK, SWITCHED TO THE LEFT AND HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO REGAIN POWER BEFORE LANDING IN THE FIELD'. THE FUEL SELECTOR WAS FOUND ON THE RIGHT TANK POSITION. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED IN A PASTURE AND SKIDDED INTO A POND. ACCORDING TO THE TIMES FURNISHED BY THE PILOT, HE HAD BEEN AIRBORNE 4 HOURS AND 10 MINUTES WHEN PWR WAS LOST.

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:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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