NTSB Identification: MKC86LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32548.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 25, 1986 in WATHENA, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201T, registration: CGSMS
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 PLT STATED THAT ACCORDING TO THE ACFT MANUAL, HE HAD ENOUGH FUEL TO FLY TO HIS DESTINATION IN THE USA. AS SUCH, HE FELT THAT NO REFUELING WAS NECESSARY WHEN HE LANDED AT HIS DESIGNATED AIRPORT-OF-ENTRY TO CLEAR CUSTOMS. THE ACFT RAN OUT OF FUEL TWO MILES SHORT OF HIS DESTINATION ARPT. ACCORDING TO THE ACFT FLT MANUAL, THE DESTINATION ARPT WOULD BE IN RANGE IF COMPUTATIONS WERE BASED ON: I.S.A., 18,000 FT CRUISE ALT, NO WIND, THE MIXTURE LEANED FOR 25 DEGREES ON THE RICH SIDE OF PEAK E.G.T., AND 65% TURBOCHARGED CRUISE POWER. THE PLT STATED THAT HE FLEW THE TRIP AT 3,000 FT WITH NO REGARD TO E.G.T READINGS.

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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