NTSB Identification: LAX86LUQ02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30088.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 09, 1986 in LOS ALMOS, CA
Aircraft: RUTAN VARIEZE, registration: N36RJ
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE DURING A FORCED LANDING ON A HIWAY AFTER THE ENGINE LOST POWER WHILE CRUISING AT 6500 FT MSL. THE PLT HAD REFUELED WITH 10 GALS OF FUEL AT SANTA BARBARA, CA HIS LAST DEPARTURE POINT. POST ACC EXAM SHOWED THE FUEL TANKS, LINES AND CARBURETOR EMPTY OF FUEL.

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

OBJECT..FENCE

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