NTSB Identification: ATL86LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30822.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 05, 1986 in PELL CITY, AL
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N1308W
Injuries: 2 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 ENG LOST PWR AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE APRX 5 MILES SOUTH OF THE DESTINATION ARPT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT, PRIOR TO DEPARTURE HE VISUALLY EXAMINED THE FUEL TANKS AND ESTIMATED HAVING APRX 9 GALS TOTAL FUEL ONBOARD. HE ESTIMATED THAT ONLY 5 GALS WOULD BE REQUIRED FOR THE FLT TO THE DESTINATION ARPT WHERE HE PLANNED TO REFUEL. THE PLT SWITCHED TANKS AFTER THE INITIAL PWR LOSS, AND THE ENG REGAINED PWR AND RAN FOR APRX 1 MINUTE BEFORE LOSING PWR AGAIN. INVESTIGATION REVEALED APRX 1 1/2 GALS FUEL REMAINED IN ONE TANK AND THE OTHER TANK WAS EMPTY. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FUEL LEAKAGE.

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

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

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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