NTSB Identification: ANC87LA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33906.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 03, 1987 in GLENNALLEN, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N4451M
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 PILOT RELATED THAT HE RAN OUT OF FUEL ENROUTE TO HIS PLANNED REFUELING STOP AND MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A HIGHWAY, SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE AIRPLANE. HE SAID THAT THE ENROUTE PORTION OF HIS FLIGHT TOOK MUCH LONGER THAN ANTICIPATED DUE TO STRONG HEADWINDS AND TURBULENCE. THE PILOT DID NOT HAVE A CURRENT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OR BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW.

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:

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

Index for Sep1987 | Index of months