NTSB Identification: CHI87FA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33778.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, October 23, 1986 in CHICAGO, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1988
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N7305R
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

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 PILOT DEPARTED HOME BASE WITH AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE FUEL, AFTER BEING ADVISED BY THE LINEMAN/REFUELER OF THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE AMOUNT OF FUEL ONBOARD. THE PILOT ASSUMED THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN REFUELED THE PREVIOUS EVENING AND DEPARTED ON THIS FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT HAD NOT BEEN REFUELED THE PREVIOUS EVENING. FUEL EXHAUSTION WAS EXPERIENCED FIVE MILES SHORT OF THE PILOTS INTENDED DESTINATION AIRPORT.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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