NTSB Identification: CHI86FER04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34486.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 13, 1986 in BROOKLYN CENTER, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N84277
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.
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.
WHEN THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL POWER FAILURE DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION AND THE PILOT DETERMINED THAT IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A FORCED LANDING ON AN AIRPORT, THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON A HIGHWAY. THE PILOT STATED THAT WHEN HE WAS NOT ABLE TO LAND IN THE LANE HE HAD ORIGINALLY CHOSEN, THE AIRCRAFT WAS INTENTIONALLY LANDED IN AN ALTERNATE LANE. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK AN AUTOMOBILE. THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED, HOWEVER THE DRIVER OF THE AUTOMOBILE RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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