NTSB Identification: LAX87LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32753.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 07, 1986 in RANCHO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T, registration: N8159C
Injuries: 2 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.

A PIPER PA-32R-301T COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND AFTER A FORCED LANDING. A RENTER PILOT REPORTED THE AIRCRAFT WAS STOLEN. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT THERE WAS NO FUEL PRESENT IN THE AIRCRAFT FUEL TANKS. IT WAS ALSO REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS TRANSPORTING 400 TO 500 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA.

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

FUEL CONSUMPTION CALCULATIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLT WITH INADQT EN ROUTE/DESTN FACILITIES..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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