NTSB Identification: MKC88FA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35620.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 10, 1987 in CONROE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: VARGA 2150A, registration: N4VK
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT TOOK OFF FOR A SHORT FLIGHT WITHOUT BEING SURE OF HIS FUEL QUANTITY. HE WAS NOT ABLE TO LOCATE HIS DESTINATION WHICH WAS 32 NM FROM HIS DEPARTURE AIRPORT. THE ENGINE STOPPED AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING. DURING THE FORCED LANDING, THE AIRPLANE HIT TREES, UPRIGHT POSITION. INSPECTION FOUND THE FUEL TANK EMPTY AND NO LEAKS IN THE FUEL SYSTEM.

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



Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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