NTSB Identification: FTW87FA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35044.
Accident occurred Monday, July 13, 1987 in JENKS, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/06/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N1976T
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

ALTHOUGH IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE ENGINE FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION, THE EXACT SEQUENCE OF EVENTS THAT LED TO THIS EVENT WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS OUT OF FUEL OVER THE RADIO AND NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE AIRCRAFT. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL LEAKAGE FOUND AT THE CRASH SITE.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..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 PASSENGER

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT PASSENGER


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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