NTSB Identification: NYC87LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33478.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 28, 1986 in BROADALBIN, NY
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N43239
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.

THE PILOT OF A TAYLORCRAFT BC-12D EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER WHILE CRUISING. HE SELECTED A FIELD FOR A LANDING, HOWEVER HE WAS SHORT AND STRUCK A TREE ON FINAL. THE AIRCRAFT RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE AND THE PILOT AND PASSENGER RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEM SHOWED NO FUEL IN EITHER THE FUEL TANKS OR THE CARBURETOR FLOAT BOWL.

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:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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