NTSB Identification: MKC88LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35257.
Accident occurred Friday, November 13, 1987 in DES MOINES, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6644P
Injuries: 2 Minor,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.

APPROX EIGHT MILES FROM THE DEST ARPT, THE PIC EXPERIENCED PARTIAL, THEN A COMPLETE POWER LOSS. AN EMERGENCY LNDG WAS MADE ON A GOLF COURSE, ABOUT ONE MILE SHORT OF THE DEST ARPT. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED NO FUEL IN ANY OF THE FOUR TANKS. DAMAGE WAS SUSTAINED TO THE WINGS, GEAR, PROP, AND NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT DURING LANDING ON THE ROUGH SOD ADJACENT TO THE FAIRWAY.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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 CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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