NTSB Identification: FTW88FA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37663.
Accident occurred Monday, December 07, 1987 in DALLAS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: Lockheed 250 TRI-GEAR, registration: N400NY
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.

THE RIGHT ENGINE OF THE AIRCRAFT FAILED THREE TIMES IN FLIGHT. AFTER THE LAST FAILURE NEAR THE MIDDLE MARKER THE PILOT FEATHERED THE PROPELLER. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH POWER LINES AND THE GROUND ABOUT 400 YARDS SHORT OF RUNWAY 31 AT THE REDBIRD AIRPORT. THE RIGHT FUEL SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED TO THE LEFT REAR TANK AND THE LEFT SELECTOR WAS POSITIONED TO THE OFF POSITION. THE LEFT WING TANKS WERE INTACT AND EMPTY. BOTH ENGINES HAD FAILED DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. TWO AIRPORTS WERE OVERFLOWN THAT WERE ADEQUATE FOR LANDING AND THAT HAD FUEL AVAILABLE. THIS WAS THE CO-PILOT'S FIRST FLIGHT.

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..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

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

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