NTSB Identification: LAX86LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30722.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 09, 1986 in ROLL, AZ
Aircraft: MOONEY M-20C, registration: N9694M
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 PLT LANDED AT GILA BEND MUNICIPAL ARPT FOR FUEL. THE REFUELING FACILITIES WERE CLOSED AND THE DECISION WAS MADE TO PROCEED TO YUMA INT'L ARPT, ABOUT 113 MILES EAST OF GILA BEND ARPT. THE PLT HAD FLOWN THE ACFT FOR ABOUT 4 HRS AND 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTING FOR YUMA. ABOUT 40 MINUTES AFTER DEPARTING THE ARPT THE ACFT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL ENG PWR LOSS DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION. THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON A DIRT STRIP. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN LONG, OVERSHOT THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A SAND BERM EAST OF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. THE PLT LANDED TO THE EAST AND THE PREVAILING SURFACE WINDS WERE FROM THE WEST AT 15 TO 20 KTS.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SAND BAR



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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