NTSB Identification: MIA86FA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31076.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 20, 1986 in EUSTIS, FL
Aircraft: BLYTHE QUICKIE, registration: N316Q
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

THE STUDENT PILOT DEPARTED ON A STUDENT CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT WITH 2 GALLONS OF FUEL IN THE TANK OF THE HOMEBUILT QUICKIE. ABOUT 30 TO 45 MINUTES LATER THE ENGINE FAILED AT 1800 FT MSL. THE STUDENT ATTEMPTED TO STRETCH THE GLIDE TO A ROAD AND STRUCK TREES AND CRASHED. ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF RESIDUAL FUEL WAS FOUND AT THE ACCIDENT SITE IN AN IN-LINE FILTER.

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

FUEL SYSTEM..EXHAUSTION

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

REFUELING..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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