NTSB Identification: LAX86LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30016.
Accident occurred Friday, February 28, 1986 in STANDFIELD, AZ
Aircraft: AERONCA 11-AC, registration: N3236E
Injuries: 2 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.

AN AERONCA CHIEF COLLIDED WITH A TELEPHONE POLE ON LANDING ROLL ON A DIRT ROAD AFTER A FORCED LANDING DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS DELAYED APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES AWAITING TAKEOFF CLEARANCE BY GROUND CONTROL WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING. AFTER TAKEOFF WHILE ENROUTE THE ENGINE QUIT AND THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING TO THE ROAD. THE PILOT STATED TO THE LOCAL POLICE HE HAD RAN OUT OF FUEL. THE PILOT INDICATED ON HIS PILOT ACCIDENT REPORT THAT THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

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


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE(MARKED)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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