NTSB Identification: LAX86LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30883.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 09, 1986 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N9237K
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 TERRAIN AFTER A COMPLETE LOSS OF PWR WHILE ON FINAL APCH. POST ACCIDENT EXAM OF THE ACFT DISCLOSED NO FUEL IN EITHER THE MAIN TANKS NOR IN THE CARBURETOR FUEL LINE. THE PLT INDICATED ON HIS PLT/OPERATOR ACCIDENT REPORT THE RIGHT AND LEFT FUEL TANKS WERE RUN DRY DURING THE FLT. HE ALSO INDICATED THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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