NTSB Identification: ATL86LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31645.
Accident occurred Monday, June 30, 1986 in ROBBINSVILLE, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N8153C
Injuries: 4 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 ACFT WAS FLOWN FROM TROY, MI TO KNOXVILLE, TN AND LANDED, BUT IT WAS NOT REFUELED. THE PLT PROCEEDED ON TO THE ASSUME DESTINATION, BUT THE ACFT DID NOT ARRIVE. ACCORDING TO THE PLT'S ORIGINAL FLT PLAN (FROM TROY TO ANDREWS, NC), THE ESTIMATED TIME EN ROUTE (ETE) FROM KNOXVILLE TO ANDREWS WAS APRX 30 MIN. ABOUT 1 HR & 24 MIN AFTER THE ACFT DEPTD KNOXVILLE, A WITNESS SAW IT AS THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A HIGHWAY. RPRTDLY, THE ACFT PULLED UP, THE WINGS BEGAN ROCKING & THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE, THEN IT IMPACTED THE GROUND INVERTED.

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..LOW LEVEL



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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