NTSB Identification: NYC88LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36790.
Accident occurred Friday, October 09, 1987 in WESTON, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8391A
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.

DRG A NIGHT ARRIVAL, WHEN THE ACFT WAS APCHG THE BOSTON TCA, THE PLT DSCNDD TO 1000 FT. AS HE WAS LEVELING OFF, HE NOTED A POWER LOSS & WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE DESTN ARPT. HE IDENTIFIED A FIELD & INITIATED AN EMERG LANDING. DRG THE APCH, THE ACFT STRUCK POWER LINES, THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE PLT RPRTD A FAULTY FUEL GAUGE & TOLD AUTHORITIES HE BELIEVED THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL.

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

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

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 SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENTS,FUEL QUANTITY GAGE..FALSE INDICATION

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