NTSB Identification: FTW86LRD09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29921.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 09, 1986 in SULPHUR, LA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N3821P
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.

ON MARCH 9, 1986, AT 0900 CST, PIPER AIRCRAFT PA22-150, N3821P, REGISTERED TO DERRICK D. SMITH, EXPERIENCED A POWER FAILURE DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THIS WAS A PLEASURE FLIGHT IN VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PILOT, WHO WAS THE SOLE OCCUPANT, WAS NOT INJURED. THE FLIGHT HAD ORIGINATED AT DEQUINCY, LOUISIANA, ON MARCH 9, 1986, AT APPROXIMATELY 0800 HOURS.

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..STARVATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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