NTSB Identification: ATL86FA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32543.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 13, 1986 in TOCCOA, GA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 14-19-3A, registration: N1297R
Injuries: 4 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 PLT CHECKED ON THE ACFT THE DAY PRIOR TO THIS FLT AND STATED THAT HE DID NOT WANT IT REFUELED. ON THE DAY OF THE FLT HE WAS OBSERVED DRAINING FUEL FROM THE ACFT. HE AIR FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN AND STATED THAT HE HAD 3 HRS AND 45 MINS OF FUEL AND HIS EN ROUTE TIME WAS 2 HRS AND 10 MINS. ABOUT 2 HRS AND 11 MINS AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT CRASHED 1 MILE FROM AN ARPT LOCATED APRX 80 MILES SHORT OF THE INTENDED REFUELING LOCATION. THE PLT STATED TO A PERSON AT THE ARPT THAT HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT. HE DID NOT DECLARE AND EMERGENCY WHEN HE STARTED HAVING ENG PROBLEMS. IT WAS DETERMINED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT THE PLT HAD DRAINED APRX 8 GALLONS OF FUEL FROM THE ACFT PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. THE ACFT FLT MANUAL DOES NOT PROVIDE FUEL CONSUMPTION INFORMATION.

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

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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FUEL SUPPLY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE AIRCRAFT MANUALS..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

INSUFFICIENT STANDARDS/REQUIREMENTS,MANUFACTURER..FAA(ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

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

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